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5-day Desert Sky outback tours to Mungo

Mungo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 29 March 2021, 12.03pm

Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.03pm.

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed to enable trail maintenance repair works. NPWS staff are planning to carry out the works during winter.

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. 

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.58am.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.46am.

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road requires detailed environmental assessment before maintenance repairs can be conducted.

This closure may be further extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
24 May 2021 Other planned events Maintenance of access road to Mungo Visitor Centre Details

Applies from Mon 24 May 2021, 7.00am to Sat 29 May 2021, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 11.20am

Maintenance and repairs are planned to occur on the bitumen section of the access road to the Mungo Visitors Centre from Monday 24 May to Saturday 29 May 2021. The road will remain open, with traffic control measures in place. Please ensure you follow the signage and directions of NPWS staff and road crew contractors. 

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.20pm

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers Quarters closed due to electrical water pump failure

Kinchega Shearers Quarters are closed due to failure of electrical water pump resulting in no water on site. Park visitors can still visit the Historic Woolshed and Visitor Centre and are able to use the toilet at Emu Lake campground 200m away. The work will continue for several days.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Low Road access into Kinchega National Park closed

Please use the access road from Broken Hill to Menindee Road to enter Kinchega National Park. The Low Road access from Menindee into the park has been closed by Central Darling Shire Council until further notice due to road works. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Closure for major works

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters Accommodation will be closed from Monday 26th April 2021 until Wednesday 30th June 2021 for major works.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.24am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 11.24am

Safety alerts: Red alert for blue-green algae - Kemendok National Park

A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae is in place in the Lower Murray Water service region:

  • Murray River at Mt Dispersion (NSW)
  • Murray River at Kemendok National Park (NSW)

A red alert warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may come into direct contact with the water, such as swimming, as well as domestic uses, including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets.

Water NSW and Lower Murray Water are regularly monitoring water quality along the river and will report results as they become available. 

Warning signs have been erected in popular areas along the river where blue-green algae red alert level warnings have been issued.

If you see what you suspect may be a blue-green algae bloom, please contact the Water NSW Mildura office on 03 5051 3400 with the location (and a photo if possible).

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.03pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed to enable trail maintenance repair works. NPWS staff are planning to carry out the works during winter.

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. 

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.58am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.46am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road requires detailed environmental assessment before maintenance repairs can be conducted.

This closure may be further extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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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 24 Aug 2018, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Regatta Beach picnic area closed

Regatta Beach picnic area is closed until further notice. For more information, call the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Lake Drive at Morton Boulka picnic area and Emu Lake Drive closed

These two small sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from Morton Bouka picnic area to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake Drive is currently closed but Emu Lake campground is accessible when the park is open.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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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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