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Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area

Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area is an ancient landscape formed by wind and water. The area includes a small section that is Mungo National Park, where Mungo Lady and Mungo Man were uncovered. Dating human habitation back to more than 40,000 years the discovery is believed to be the world's oldest site of ritual ceremony. Preserved in the arid environment are ancient fireplaces, calcified plants, stone tools, and animal bones. Find out more on a walking tour with one of our Aboriginal Discovery rangers, or cycle Zanci Pastoral loop, past dunes and under wide open skies.

Walls of China, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer
Zanci Pastoral loop, Mungo National Park. Photo: Wendy Hills/NSW Government

Zanci Pastoral Loop

Cycling or car touring the historic Zanci Pastoral loop through Willandra Lakes World Heritage area in Mungo National Park, offers superb wildlife and birdwatching.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
10km loop
Time
1hr 30min
Grade
Easy
Where
Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
Walls of China, Mungo National Park. Photo: Ian Brown/OEH

Mungo National Park

Visit World Heritage Mungo National Park, home of the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man, and explore a place rich in Aboriginal history. Enjoy a walk or picnic, or camp near Lake Mungo.

Fees

Park entry fees apply.

Things to do
18
Places to stay
3
Where
Murray-Riverina
Artist camping at Belah campground, Mungo National Park. Photo: Boris Hlavica

Belah campground

With just 12 campsites, Belah campground offers secluded outback camping in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage region. It’s located halfway along the Mungo Drive tour.

Price
Budget. Park entry fees apply.
Sites
12
Suitable for
Tent, Camping beside my vehicle
Where
Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
Grasslands nature trail in Mungo National Park. Photo: Lars Kogge

Grasslands Nature trail

Wheelchair-accessible Grassland Nature trail is a short, easy walk through grassy woodlands offering scenic views and birdwatching near Willandra Lakes in World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
1.2km loop
Time
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 2
Where
Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
Lake Menindee, Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Outback NSW

You don't need to leave NSW to get a taste of the outback. Tour its wildlife-rich landscapes, rugged 4WD touring trails, rustic camping spots – and discover rich Aboriginal culture stretching back tens of thousands of years.

Fine lines in the sand dunes, Mungo National Park. Photo: OEH