Mungo National Park
Mungo Woolshed, built in 1869, is an ingenious drop-log cypress pine construction from the historic Gol Gol pastoral station, now in Mungo National Park, near Mildura.
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- Mungo National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Please note
- If you’re camping in Mungo National Park, you’ll need to fill out a self-registration form at the visitor centre at all times of arrival
- The weather in this area can be extreme; temperatures in summer frequently rise above 40°C and night time winter temperatures often drop below 0°C.
- There is no mobile coverage in the park
Long after the mega fauna roamed the vast desert landscape, historic Gol Gol Station brought mega flocks of sheep to the region, now protected by Mungo National Park. Adjacent to Mungo Visitor Centre, the heritage Mungo woolshed, built in 1869, harks back to the pastoral history of this dramatic yet fragile landscape.
Step inside the shady cool and marvel at the ingenious drop-log construction, made from local cypress pine. At its peak, this shed was a hive of activity, with 18 men hand-shearing over 50,000 sheep. You’ll admire both the craftsmanship and sheer effort of the early labourers. Ironically the erosion caused by sheep, rabbits and tree-felling reduced the capacity for farming, and revealed the long-held secrets of the ancient lakebed.
Enjoy a picnic at the nearby facilities before embarking on the Mungo Self-guided Drive tour, where you’re sure to ponder the big questions amid the shifting sands of time.
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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.
- in Mungo National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Mungo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees: $8 per vehicle per day. Fees are payable at Mungo Visitor Centre, or through self-registration envelopes. Different fees apply for commercial tour operators and vehicles with 8 seats or more.Buy an annual pass.
- Buronga NPWS Office
(03) 5021 8900
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- 4 Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW 2739
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Fax: (03) 5022 2037
- Buronga NPWS Office