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 Wentworth or Outback Geo Adventures from Balranald and visit this starkly beautiful terrain, where the world’s oldest ritual cremation site was discovered.from
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.
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.
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.