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Lake Mungo and Culpra Milli immersion

Stage 5 (Years 9-10), Aboriginal Studies, Mungo National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 5 October 2022, 10.30am

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.02am to Sat 8 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 10.30am.

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet weather

Mungo National Park is closed until further notice due to wet weather. With more rain predicted, this closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 10.00am.

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 9.47am.

Other planned events: Upgrades to visitor facilities at Mungo National Park

Please be aware the following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre

Please follow all signage and directions from staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on the NPWS alerts page.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.21pm.

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.21pm.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.08am to Tue 11 Oct 2022, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 12.40pm

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed due to rain

Kinchega National Park is closed due to rain with further high rainfall expected for Friday 7 October 2022.

The park closure will be re-assessed on Monday 10 October 2022, pending conditions. For updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.22am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flooding

The following areas are closed until further notice due to flooding:

  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1826.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.08am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. This situation is not expected to change in the foreseeable future. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.55am

Closed areas: Billabong walk is inaccessible due to flooding

Billabong walk is inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Old Kinchega Cemetery can be accessed from the carpark. However, flood waters at the halfway point along Billabong walk are preventing access to the whole loop.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.21am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.20am

Other incidents: Yanga Lake algae alert - potentially toxic

An amber alert for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use, but generally suitable for water sports. However, people are advised to exercise caution in these areas as blue-green algae is toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, as well as skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open. Please avoid contact with the water. For more information visit the Water NSW website.

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Applies from Sun 2 Oct 2022, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 10.34am

Safety alerts: Murray River - minor flooding

Many access roads in this park are affected by local flooding from the Murray River. Road conditions may change rapidly depending on fluctuating river heights.

Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.43pm

Closed areas: All areas closed due to flooding - Wooloondool open

All precincts are closed (excluding Wooloondool) due to flooding. This will be regularly reviewed.

The following sites remain open:

  • Wooloondool precinct
  • Turkey Flat picnic area and bird hide
  • McCaugheys Lagoon picnic area

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Riverina office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 3.43pm

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning

Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.

Remember, it's never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.59am

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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