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Mungo lunette guided walk

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), History, Mungo National Park


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Join an Aboriginal Discovery ranger in Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) History excursion. Explore the ancient layers within the Mungo lunette. Learn about the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa, and Mutthi Mutthi.

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Unearth the incredible archaeological finds that showcase the rich culture and extensive history of Aboriginal peoples. Discover the mysteries of Mungo Woman, the world's oldest known human cremation, and Mungo Man, which together provide invaluable insights into Aboriginal burial practices from over 40,000+ years. Learn about the ancient human footprints preserved from the last ice age, illustrating the deep connection between Aboriginal people and their land.

Hear about the diverse and sophisticated Aboriginal nations that have thrived in Mungo for tens of thousands of years, living in harmony with the natural environment. From intricate stone tools and complex kinship systems to a profound understanding of the land, the rich heritage of Aboriginal people reflects their resilience, wisdom, and sacred bond with the natural world. Join us in celebrating this extraordinary legacy and gain a deeper appreciation for the ongoing history and culture of the Aboriginal people in Mungo.

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Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area History
Student outcomes

GE2-1. Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2. Describes the ways people, places and environments interact

HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT2-3. Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects


Students will:

  • Explore the ancient landscape of the Ngyiampaa, Mutthi Mutthi and Paakantyi/Barkindji people
  • Find evidence of past occupation of the land
  • Listen to Dreamtime stories 
  • Observe archaeological evidence in the landscape and preserved in the visitor centre* 
  • Learn about some practices, customs and traditions that illustrate Aboriginal life and identity.

*Note: Mungo Woman and Mungo Man are not available for viewing.

Excursion details


Weekdays during school term. Evening tours and add-on activities available by arrangement.

Guided. Available on request.
Easy. Guided walk with a Discovery Ranger. Activities on bush tracks and in the Visitor Centre amphitheatre.

$35 per person (concession rates apply for groups). Conditions apply for groups over 25.

Meeting point
Mungo Visitor Centre
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Park info

  • 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 through self-registration envelopes outside Mungo Visitor Centre. Different fees apply for commercial tour operators and vehicles with 8 seats or more.

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