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Walls of China

Mungo National Park

Overview

See Mungo National Park’s iconic Walls of China on this cycling trail. A bike ride is a great way to experience the World Heritage Willandra Lakes region.

Where
Mungo National Park
Distance
20km
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Easy
Opening times

Mungo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS - and don’t forget a puncture repair kit
  • Please stick to the trail at all times
  • 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. 
  • This park is in a remote location. Please be well prepared, and tell a family member or friend of your travel plans

Grab your bike or get into your car and travel past captivating scenery at the Walls of China. This unique feature on the southeastern edge of the Lake Mungo lunette makes for one of Australia’s most unforgettable sights.

Setting out from Mungo Visitor Centre, this 10km trail takes you over the ancient Mungo lakebed to the Walls. You’ll find informative signs explaining the history of the age-old formations. See where rain has washed away the soft sand and mud of the lunette, creating their characteristic ridges and cracks.

Take your time on the ride to fully appreciate these spectacularly-shaped sand and clay dunes, carved over thousands of years of erosion. For an alternate view of the iconic formation be sure to visit Mungo lookout.

Take a virtual tour of Walls of China captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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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Dramatic formations of sand and silt along the Walls of China cycling trail, Mungo National Park. Photo: Vision House Photography/OEH