Mungo National Park Travel Guide

Located in the 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.

Things to do in Mungo National Park

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.

Extending to the Myall Lakes National Park, the Mungo Track is a 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 forests of banyan trees. 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.

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