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5-day Desert Sky outback tours to Mungo

Mungo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 27 February 2024, 9.21am

Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am.

Safety alerts: Directions to Mungo from Balranald

Plese be aware that Google maps are providing incorrect directions to Mungo from Balranald.

The only public access to the Mungo National Park, from Balranald, is via the Marma Box Creek Road and Turlee Leaghur Road.

Follow the brown tourists signs from Balranald.

There is no public access to Mungo National Park from the eastern side.

Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.01pm to Fri 22 Mar 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am.

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed (bike) trail closed

The Mungo lakebed (bike) trail is currently closed for maintenance.

The dual walking track and bike trail from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Woolshed remains open.

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 11.11am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.41am.

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. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

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

Applies from Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am.

Safety alerts: Mungo Woolshed - Partial Closure

The southern section of the Mungo Woolshed is currently closed until 30 June 2024 while heritage conservation works are being undertaken. Please do not access areas beyond barriers and no entry signage.

The northern section is still open for visitor access.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 8.00am to Sat 2 Mar 2024, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 9.36am

Closed areas: Campground Closed

Cawndilla Campground is closed for hazardous tree maintenance from Monday 26th February  to Sunday 2nd March 2024.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880 9133308

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Applies from Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 10.50am

Other planned events: Aerial Shooting Program

NPWS will be conducting an aerial control program between 13 and 17 March 2024. The program is for the management of feral pigs and other vertebrate pest animals within Yanga reserves. No visitor areas are affected but some areas may be closed to the public during the control operations. If poor weather occurs, it may not be possible to undertake the control in some reserves.

Aerial shooting supplements other control measures which can include trapping, mustering, ground shooting and baiting.

NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours, and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.

For more information please contact the Lower-Darling National Park Office on (03) 5021 8900.

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Applies from Mon 11 Dec 2023, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.18am

Closed areas: Darling River campground is closed from campsite 30 to 34.

Darling River campground, on River Drive, is closed from campsite 30 to 34 for maintenance.  Please do not drive past the barriers. For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Tue 4 Apr 2023, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.30am

Closed areas: Billabong Walk is partly closed due to rain damage.

Billabong Walk is partly closed due to rain damage. You can access the walk to only partially the way around. Please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 for further information. 

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.36am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed indefinitely for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is a small road and it remains closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

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 Mon 9 Oct 2023, 12.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jan 2024, 12.31pm

Fire bans: NSW NPWS Riverina Area - Solid Fuel Fire Ban (SFFB) Commences October 9, 2023

A park fire ban is in place in the parks in the Riverina Area from midnight Sunday October 8, 2023 and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2024, 1.19pm to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2024, 1.21pm

Fire bans: KINCHEGA National Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jan 2024, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2024, 12.45pm

Closed areas: Tandou Road is closed due to rain damage

Tandou Road from Woolshed Drive to Tandou boundary is closed due to rain damage and will remain closed until further notice.   For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880.  

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.41am

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

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Applies from Tue 26 Sep 2023, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Feb 2024, 8.42am

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend campgrounds closed

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to flood damage to access roads.

This closure will be in effect for several more months with all efforts being made to have the three camp sites and day-use area open for Easter 2024.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 27 Nov 2023, 9.43am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Variable road conditions

Access roads in this park have been damaged by erosion after flooding from the Murray River.

Roads with creek crossings may have uneven surfaces, pot holes and minor gullies. 4WD is recommended.

Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/5-day-desert-sky-outback-tours-mungo/local-alerts

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

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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