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Grasslands Nature trail

Mungo National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Mungo National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
1.2km loop
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and take plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Grasslands Nature trail can become boggy when it rains

The vast desert wilderness of Mungo National Park hums with life, and this short, easy track will delight and awe in equal measure. Wheelchair friendly Grasslands Nature trail, nearĀ Main campground, takes in the grasslands, shrubs of bluebush and copper bush, woodlands of Belah, cypress pine, and mallee scrub of this World Heritage region in outback NSW.

This outback wilderness is a haven for wildlife, so grab your binoculars for the birdwatching experience of a lifetime. Look in the branches of the towering black cypress and belah trees for wedge-tailed eagles and whistling kites. Brilliant crimson chat flit among the scrub, and a massive flock of pink cockatoos is a sight worth going to see.

To get the most out of your visit, why not join an Aboriginal ranger on a Discovery tour? While suitably inspired, be sure to check outĀ Mungo lookout and Mallee Stop walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Mungo National Park joint management program

Protecting and preserving the Aboriginal culture and heritage of Mungo National Park, part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, is a joint effort. NPWS collaborates with representative elders from three local Aboriginal tribes to help manage this special and ancient place.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

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Mailbox beside a dirt road. Photo: Ingo Oeland