Mungo National Park

Explore Mungo National Park and discover an ancient landscape sculpted with spectacular sand formations and rich with Aboriginal history. You can join Tri State Safaris from Wentworth or Outback Geo Adventures from Balranald and visit this starkly beautiful terrain, where the world’s oldest ritual cremation site was discovered.

Situated in the heart of NSW's Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, the archaeological discoveries of Mungo Lady and the ochred skeleton of Mungo Man reveal early evidence of developing spiritual belief. This area remains greatly significant to the Ngyiampaa, Mutthi Mutthi and Southern Paakantyi people.

Walls of China, Mungo National Park

Along the eastern side of the lakes, towering dunes are formed from quartz and clay. The most famous of these formations is the Walls of China, which tower up to 30 metres. You can take a tour to explore these magical landmarks, conducted by rangers from the three tribal groups of the Willandra Lakes region. 

From the Mungo Visitor Centre, the 70km Mungo Loop Track is a self-guided tour and a brilliant introduction to the awesome desert landscape. More than a dozen stops take in all the main attractions of the park including the Walls of China boardwalk, Red Top lookout and the Rosewood picnic area.

Sunset from Mungo Woolshed in Mungo National Park - Outback NSW

From the Mungo Visitor Centre, you can follow the historic Zanci Pastoral Loop to see wildlife as well as passing the ruins of the Zanci Homestead. For many years this region was a grazing property and Mungo Woolshed, built in 1869, is a well preserved and vivid reminder of those times. 

At the visitor centre in Mungo National Park, you'll find changing exhibits and information about what to see and do in the area. If you want to stay overnight, there are campgrounds within the park, as well as accommodation available in the old Shearers' Quarters

You’ll find more information as well as downloadable maps on the NSW National Parks app.

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  1. Heritage near me | an exhibition of social history

    Thursday 20 December 2018 to Thursday 28 February 2019 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition Heritage near me draws together social stories of the Lodge Outback Motel going all the way back to its original owner Dr William MacGillivray. The exhibition is a culmination of research that has unveiled narratives,…

    20 Dec - 28 Feb
  2. The Sunsets Music Festival

    Friday 01 March 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Silverton

    An all Australian, acoustic music festival held at the iconic Silverton Hotel in outback NSW. Hosted by Australia's Country Music darling Catherine Britt and her husband James Beverley, The Silverton Sunsets Music Festival returns for a…

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  3. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 09 March 2019 to Saturday 09 November 2019 , Broken Hill

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    09 Mar - 09 Nov
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    Saturday 16 March 2019 , Broken Hill

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    12 Apr - 15 Apr
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    Thursday 18 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Broken Hill

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    18 Apr - 28 Apr
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    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , White Cliffs

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