Mungo self-guided drive tour
Mungo National Park
Mungo self-guided drive tour through Mungo National Park in World Heritage Willandra Lakes offers scenic desert views of Walls of China and cycling options in outback NSW.
- Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
- 70km loop
- Time suggested
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
- Check the weather before you set out as the Mungo self-guided drive tour can become boggy when it rains
Mungo self-guided drive tour, also known as Mungo loop track, is a brilliant introduction to the awe-inspiring desert landscape and a chance to experience the historic significance of Mungo National Park in comfort. Crossing the ancient lake-bed to the Walls of China, the route takes in the iconic dunes and mallee country of outback NSW, before tracing the north-east shores of the lake.
To get the most of your outback tour, drop by Mungo Visitor Centre and pick up ‘Driving the Mungo Story’. Stretch your legs at Walls boardwalk and then continue onto Red Top lookout and boardwalk which overlooks the dunes.
Pull up for a bite at Rosewood picnic area before taking a short walk on Mallee Stop walking track. Round Tank picnic area and Vigars Well picnic area are the last stops before picking up Zanci Pastoral Loop. Vigars Well dates back to the earlier settlers and from here, there’s access to the mobile dunes overlooking the majestic Mungo dry lakes. For an extra challenge, try cycling the track by mountain bike.
Emus and western red kangaroos are often seen bounding through the mallee scrub, and the park is home to numerous birds of prey. Keep your eyes peeled for the whistling kite, wedge-tailed eagle and brown goshawk.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Buronga office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 03 5021 8900
- 4 Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW 2739
- 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
Things to do (21)
- 4WD touring (2)
- Aboriginal culture (14)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (7)
- Cultural heritage (2)
- Cycling (2)
- Geotourism (3)
- Historic heritage (8)
- Other experiences (1)
- Photography (1)
- Picnics and barbecues (5)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (3)
- Sailing, boating and cruises (1)
- Sightseeing (10)
- Visitor centres (1)
- Walking (5)
- Wildflowers (seasonal) (1)