Willandra Lakes Region

Overview

Covering over 24,000 square kilometres in size, the World Heritage-listed WIllandra Lakes Region is home to a range of stunning dried salt water lake beds rich in history and beauty. Located in the…

Covering over 24,000 square kilometres in size, the World Heritage-listed WIllandra Lakes Region is home to a range of stunning dried salt water lake beds rich in history and beauty. Located in the far south-western corner of NSW, the area holds great ancestral importance to the Aboriginal community.

The Willandra Lakes Region is popular among geology and history lovers alike due to its remarkable past. The semi-arid conditions experienced in the region are a direct result of the weathering that dates back to the Ice Age.

The Willandra Lakes Regions was previously occupied by ancient indigenous communities, with some dating back over 50,000 years ago. The region is said to host the world’s oldest cremation site, in which the famous sedimentary remains of Mungo lady and man were found in and around Lake Mungo in 1969 and 1974. The remains date back to at least 40,000 years ago.

Aboriginal Discover Rangers offer fascinating guided walking tours through the region. Take in the incredible geological and ancestral history of the Willandra Lake Region and enjoy expansive desert views of the outback.

Nearby Events