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5-day Desert Sky outback tours to Mungo

Mungo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sat 25 June 2022, 12.36pm

Applies from Sat 25 Jun 2022, 12.00pm to Sun 26 Jun 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Jun 2022, 12.36pm.

Closed areas: Pastoral Loop closed due to wet conditions

Due to overnight rain the Zanci Pastoral Loop road is currently closed. The walking trail remains open to access the Zanci homestead and Zanci Woolshed. 

 

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Applies from Sat 25 Jun 2022, 10.24am to Sun 26 Jun 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Jun 2022, 12.22pm.

Safety alerts: Overnight rain affecting road conditions to Mungo National Park

There was overnight rain at Mungo National Park and in the surrounding area. This means the unsealed access roads to get to the park are wet and slippery which may cause you to become bogged. Please drive to the conditions and caution is required if travelling on any unsealed roads.

Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 8.53am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 2.14pm.

Safety alerts: Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are in variable condition due to ongoing wet weather. Before travelling on unsealed roads, please check websites for road conditions reports for the 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 Sat 18 Jun 2022, 8.54am to Fri 1 Jul 2022, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 11.16am.

Closed areas: Red Top lookout and boardwalk closed

Red Top lookout and boardwalk is currently closed while repairs to weather-related subsidence and damage of the access road is undertaken.

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

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Applies from Wed 15 Jun 2022, 9.53am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 10.05am.

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed bicycle trail closed

Mungo lakebed bicycle trail is closed until further notice due to the wet conditions.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution.

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

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 11.22am.

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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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 11.07am.

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 Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 11.06am.

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre due to maintenance works. Alternate gas barbecues can be found at Mungo Main campground. 

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 25 Jun 2022, 12.00pm to Sun 26 Jun 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Jun 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Pastoral Loop closed due to wet conditions

Due to overnight rain the Zanci Pastoral Loop road is currently closed. The walking trail remains open to access the Zanci homestead and Zanci Woolshed. 

 

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Applies from Sat 25 Jun 2022, 10.24am to Sun 26 Jun 2022, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Jun 2022, 12.22pm

Safety alerts: Overnight rain affecting road conditions to Mungo National Park

There was overnight rain at Mungo National Park and in the surrounding area. This means the unsealed access roads to get to the park are wet and slippery which may cause you to become bogged. Please drive to the conditions and caution is required if travelling on any unsealed roads.

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 8.53am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 2.14pm

Safety alerts: Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are in variable condition due to ongoing wet weather. Before travelling on unsealed roads, please check websites for road conditions reports for the Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.

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

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Applies from Sat 18 Jun 2022, 8.54am to Fri 1 Jul 2022, 12.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jun 2022, 11.16am

Closed areas: Red Top lookout and boardwalk closed

Red Top lookout and boardwalk is currently closed while repairs to weather-related subsidence and damage of the access road is undertaken.

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

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Applies from Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 12.17pm

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

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. 

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 Wed 15 Jun 2022, 11.03am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Berry Jerry precinct closed due to flooding

The Berry Jerry Precinct is closed until Thursday 31 July 2022 due to ongoing flooding and wet weather. This closure may be removed prior to this date if road conditions in the reserve dry out.

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. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 Tumut park office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jun 2022, 9.53am to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 10.05am

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed bicycle trail closed

Mungo lakebed bicycle trail is closed until further notice due to the wet conditions.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution.

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 Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 11.22am

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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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 11.07am

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 Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Jun 2022, 11.06am

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre due to maintenance works. Alternate gas barbecues can be found at Mungo Main campground. 

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 2.02pm

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 Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 2.11pm

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 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.57am

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 Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

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 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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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.

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Emergency services

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

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