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Mungo National Park
Travel Guide – New South Wales

Mungo National Park Weekend Getaway

Located in the picturesque southwest portion of New South Wales, Mungo National Park is a beautiful destination located 875 kilometres west of Sydney. In addition to beautiful landscapes, Mungo National Park is known for its rich history.

Mungo National Park is a culturally important place for the Aboriginal people and it has been recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Mungo was a traditional meeting place for the Muthi Muthi, Nyiampaar, and the Barhini Aboriginal tribes. Aboriginal people have lived in Mungo for over 40,000 years. Mungo National Park is also where the famous Mungo Man was found. Mungo Man, the oldest remains of a human in Australia, was a groundbreaking discovery for scientists.

When you visit Mungo National Park, immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the remote wilderness. With seventeen dry lakes, sand dunes, forests, and coastal views, Mungo National Park is one of the most diverse areas in New South Wales. Take some time to explore the ancient caves, or relax on a lookout as you admire the arid landscapes. Regardless of your preferences, a trip to Mungo National Park will rekindle your desire to hunt for the natural wonders of the world.

Things to see and do in Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park is a diverse place with rugged terrain, so you will find true challenges that are suitable for seasoned explorers. Start your grand adventure by following the Mungo Track. Extending to the Myall Lakes National Park, the Mungo Track is a lovely one-way trail that will guide you through 21 kilometres of scenic landscapes. This trail is fairly flat, but you should have the endurance to complete a difficult journey in hot conditions. In addition to rocky arid landscapes, you will trek through dense forests of banyan trees and diverse wildlife. If you attempt to complete the entire track in a single day, expect to be walking for 12 hours or more.

 

Desert – Mungo National Park, New South Wales

The bones of dead emu in the desert in Mungo National Park.

If you would prefer to enjoy the views of Mungo National Park at a slower pace, divide the track’s distance into manageable intervals, and camp at a campground. The Mungo Brush Campground is a convenient location that accommodates bushwalkers on the Mungo Track. If you would prefer to enjoy Mungo Track at exhilarating speeds, use a mountain bike

After you complete the Mungo Track, go to Dark Point Aboriginal Place. Dark Point Aboriginal Place is an important place for the Worimi people. The location was historically used for seaside ceremonies and gatherings. Dark Point Aboriginal Place is a coastal area with golden sand and rock outcroppings. You will be awed by the serene view of turquoise water between Dark Point and Broughton Island. If you avoid the areas of cultural importance, you can enjoy a splendid day of tanning and swimming.

Follow the Dark Point walking track to admire the stunning coastline that runs parallel to Broughton Island. The Dark Point walking track is only 2 kilometres in length, but you will have a plethora of opportunities to see the area’s famous dunes.