Couldn’t tell you how surreal yesterday was. It was like bathing in salted cotton candy • Amongst the Grampains

The Pink Lakes

In spring, four of the park’s lakes – Becking, Crosbie, Roulton and Kenyon – turn a vivid pink. This effect is caused by the release of a red pigment called carotene by algae in the water. The brilliant colour is best viewed at dawn, in the late afternoon or under a cloudy sky.

The huge flatlands of Murray-Sunset National Park also provide refuge for some unusual plants and animals. It is home to Victoria’s largest flower, the Murray lily and Australia’s rarest bird, the black-eared miner. Wander through this untouched wilderness and find a diversity of habitats, including Murray River billabongs, wetlands, woodlands, semiarid sand dunes and salt pans.