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Mungo National Park

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INTRODUCTION:

Mungo National Park is part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. It is 110km north of Mildura along a dirt and sand road, which though pretty rough can be used by conventional cars. Fees apply at Mungo National Park and are to be paid at the visitors centre. The Main and Belah Camp Areas have pit toilets, tables and gas barbecues.

Bunk accommodation can also be had at the Shearers Quarters, which must be pre-booked and a deposit paid in advance. There are toilets and showers with hot water. Note that Mungo Lodge is situated just outside the national park entrance.

It is best to visit Mungo during the cooler months, as Summer temperatures are extreme. Also it is impossible to visit Mungo after rain.

 

MUNGO LOOKOUT:

Mungo Lookout is some 3km east of the visitors centre.

 

WALLS OF CHINA:

The landform known as the Walls of China is the eroded walls of the ancient Lake Mungo. The wall begins only a short drive from the visitors centre, however there is a road that follows the walls around the edge of the ancient lake. The wall is best viewed at sunset, when all the colours of the area can be more greatly appreciated.

The 60km self-drive tour, with route notes prepared by the NPWS, is able to be driven by all cars in dry weather. They are closed to all in the wet.

About halfway around the self drive is the Belah Camp Area. No wood fires are allowed and fees apply.

Throughout the park there are the remains of early European settlement, including the Zanci Homestead with its underground dugout room.

 

TRACK NOTES:

Grasslands Nature Trail:

The 1km Grasslands Nature Trail begins at the main camp area and is even suitable for wheelchairs. It is an easy walk.

 

Foreshore Walk:

The Foreshore Walk is a 2.5km walk that begins not far from the visitors centre. The track crosses the western shore of the ancient lake bed and climbs the red sandhills.

 

Mallee Stop:

The walk from Mallee Stop is a short 600m walk through the Mallee.

 

PHOTOS OF MUNGO NATIONAL PARK:

For Photos of Mungo National Park, visit Australia Trip 3: Gallery 1 - Mungo National Park

 

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