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Mallee Stop walking track

Mungo National Park

Overview

Share Aboriginal heritage and climb dunes near Lake Mungo on this outback walk in Willandra Lakes. Combine the Mallee Stop walking track with a picnic for the ultimate visit.

Where
Mungo National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
1km loop
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Please do not disturb or remove anything from the park while walking.
  • There is no mobile coverage in Mungo National Park.

The Mallee Stop walking track offers a fascinating introduction to the breathtaking scenic contrasts of outback NSW. Wander through an environment that is at once harsh and beautiful; the ground like a moonscape but brimming with plant life; the red earth stark against an impossibly blue sky.

Pack a picnic lunch and set out from Mallee Stop, positioned on the eastern side of Lake Mungo along the Mungo Self-guided Drive tour. Be a part of Mungo’s history and add your footprints to the sand as you tread this flat track through the heart of mallee country. You’ll loop through an area of mallee eucalypts, then head over a low dune studded with pointy spinifex grass. The track also features signs explaining the diversity of the mallee species encountered, as well as other equally significant plants and Mungo’s fauna.

When you return to Mallee Stop, pull out that picnic and relax in the peaceful surroundings. You may even see a kangaroo or two bounding by.

Take a virtual tour of Mallee Stop walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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

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Mailbox beside a dirt road near Mungo National Park. Photo: Ken Stepnell