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Mungo Woolshed

Mungo National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Mungo National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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View of the sunset from Mungo Woolshed in Mungo National Park. Photo: Vision House Photography/OEH