Mungo day tours with Discover Mildura

Mungo National Park

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Join the knowledgeable guides of Discover Mildura to take a big leap back in time as you explore stunning landscapes in Mungo National Park. Learn about Aboriginal civilisation and hear fascinating stories of geology in World Heritage surrounds.

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This guided day tour of Mungo National Park is a great way to learn about the famous Mungo Lady and Mungo Man and delve into the area's remarkable geological history.

Your guides from Mildura Discoveries are locals with a passion for sharing stories about this fascinating place and its many important scientific discoveries. Learn about the people who belong to the world’s oldest continuous civilization. Explore the Walls of China, where natural forces created strange and beautiful lunettes — small sculpted hills that arc around Lake Mungo’s shores. 

Don’t worry if you work up an appetite, because your hosts offer a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch made with seasonal local produce.

Discover Mildura is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

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    Mungo day tours with Discover Mildura is in Mungo National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    A landscape like no other

    Walls of China, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Gaze in awe at scenery moulded by the elements and discover how climatic changes since the last ice age have shaped the land's geography. The park's lunette is perhaps its most astonishing feature. Comprising four layers of sand and silt deposited over tens of thousands of years, this majestic sight almost defies description. Walk the ancient dry lakebed of Lake Mungo and photograph the spectacular etched dunes of the Walls of China. At night, sit back and be amazed at star-filled skies unlike anything you've seen before.

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    • Mungo day tours with Discover Mildura Join the knowledgeable guides of Discover Mildura to take a big leap back in time as you explore stunning landscapes in Mungo National Park. Learn about Aboriginal civilisation and hear fascinating stories of geology in World Heritage surrounds.
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    • Walls of China viewing platform The iconic views from wheelchair-accessible Walls of China viewing platform are some of the best in World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park in Outback NSW.
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    Incomparable history

    Aborginal Discovery rangers, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Walk in the footsteps of the Ngyiampaa, Mutthi Mutthi and Southern Paakantyi Aboriginal people who have lived here for millennia. Come and share this ancient place and stand at the history-making sites where the world's oldest human cremation was unearthed and 20,000 year old human footprints and trackways have been found. Join an Aboriginal ranger on a Discovery Tour and learn about Mungo's exceptional heritage and continuing importance.

    • 5-day Desert Sky outback tours to Mungo Immerse yourself in big blue skies and endless landscapes on a 5-day adventure with Desert Sky Tours. Leaving from Adelaide, enjoy camaraderie on the open road and explore fascinating outback sights by 4WD.
    • Corner Country 4WD tours by Spirit Safaris Experience the beauty of remote outback landscapes on this sweeping 4WD tour by Spirit Safaris. You’ll explore national parks and other highlights of Corner Country and Channel Country.
    • Guided 4WD outback adventures in Corner Country Explore the fascinating outback region known as Corner Country with the friendly guides of Outback Spirit on a 14-day 4WD adventure taking in scenic wonders from Adelaide to Alice Springs.
    • Lake Mungo and Culpra Milli immersion Students make meaningful connections with remote Aboriginal Australia in this Stage 5 Red Earth Aboriginal Studies excursion. They travel to Mungo National Park for a 6 or 7-day immersion experience.
    • Mungo day tours with Discover Mildura Join the knowledgeable guides of Discover Mildura to take a big leap back in time as you explore stunning landscapes in Mungo National Park. Learn about Aboriginal civilisation and hear fascinating stories of geology in World Heritage surrounds.
    • Mungo Guided Tours day trip Enjoy an action-packed day out in World Heritage surrounds with the friendly guides of Mungo Guided Tours. Explore fascinating Outback history and discover the stunning and austere geology of Mungo National Park.
    • Mungo lakebed loop trail Get your heart rate up on this 35km mountain biking journey through the heart of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage region in Outback NSW. You'll ride across the dried base of Lake Mungo, past spectacular dune formations, with opportunities to stop at the park's most popular attractions.
    • Mungo lunette guided tour Take a guided tour of Mungo lunette (Walls of China) with an NPWS Aboriginal guide. It's one of the most spectacular outback landscapes in NSW and a must-do when visiting Mungo National Park.
    • Mungo lunette guided walk Join an Aboriginal Discovery ranger in Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) History excursion. Explore the ancient layers within the Mungo lunette. Learn about the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa, and Mutthi Mutthi.
    • Mungo lunette guided walk Join an Aboriginal Discovery ranger in Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) History excursion. Explore the ancient layers within the Mungo lunette. Learn about the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa, and Mutthi Mutthi.
    • Mungo self-guided drive tour 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 sunset tours with Outback Geo Adventures Discover Outback beauty in the austere landscapes of Mungo National park, near Balranald. Travel to this stunning World Heritage-listed area with the experienced guides of Outback Geo Adventures at sunset, or try one of their daytime tours.
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    Outback animals

    Eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    With its thriving kangaroo and emu populations, Mungo's the perfect place for an up-close glimpse of Australia's coat of arms. You're sure to be amazed by the sight and sound of pink cockatoos in their hundreds, or the vision of harmonious bird species taking turns drinking from ground tanks. There's a good chance you'll see a mallee ring-neck parrot - look for its striking green/gold colouring.

    • 5-day Desert Sky outback tours to Mungo Immerse yourself in big blue skies and endless landscapes on a 5-day adventure with Desert Sky Tours. Leaving from Adelaide, enjoy camaraderie on the open road and explore fascinating outback sights by 4WD.
    • Mungo lunette guided tour Take a guided tour of Mungo lunette (Walls of China) with an NPWS Aboriginal guide. It's one of the most spectacular outback landscapes in NSW and a must-do when visiting Mungo National Park.
    • Rosewood picnic area Enjoy lunch and some birdwatching at this picnic spot. It’s well-positioned near walking tracks, and is a great place to contemplate Mungo’s scenery and Aboriginal history.
    • Round Tank picnic area Round Tank picnic area offers a picnic spot on Mungo Self-guided Drive tour, with excellent birdwatching opportunities in outback NSW in Mungo National Park.

    World Heritage wonders

    Walls of China, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

    Mungo National Park is part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. The region abounds in ancient cultural and archaeological treasures, the scale of which is almost impossible to grasp without a visit. Findings include human skeletal material, tools, middens and animal bones, along with relatively undisturbed landforms spanning several thousand years.

    • 5-day Desert Sky outback tours to Mungo Immerse yourself in big blue skies and endless landscapes on a 5-day adventure with Desert Sky Tours. Leaving from Adelaide, enjoy camaraderie on the open road and explore fascinating outback sights by 4WD.
    • Corner Country 4WD tours by Spirit Safaris Experience the beauty of remote outback landscapes on this sweeping 4WD tour by Spirit Safaris. You’ll explore national parks and other highlights of Corner Country and Channel Country.
    • Guided 4WD outback adventures in Corner Country Explore the fascinating outback region known as Corner Country with the friendly guides of Outback Spirit on a 14-day 4WD adventure taking in scenic wonders from Adelaide to Alice Springs.
    • Mungo day tours with Discover Mildura Join the knowledgeable guides of Discover Mildura to take a big leap back in time as you explore stunning landscapes in Mungo National Park. Learn about Aboriginal civilisation and hear fascinating stories of geology in World Heritage surrounds.
    • Mungo Guided Tours day trip Enjoy an action-packed day out in World Heritage surrounds with the friendly guides of Mungo Guided Tours. Explore fascinating Outback history and discover the stunning and austere geology of Mungo National Park.
    • Mungo lakebed loop trail Get your heart rate up on this 35km mountain biking journey through the heart of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage region in Outback NSW. You'll ride across the dried base of Lake Mungo, past spectacular dune formations, with opportunities to stop at the park's most popular attractions.
    • Mungo lunette guided tour Take a guided tour of Mungo lunette (Walls of China) with an NPWS Aboriginal guide. It's one of the most spectacular outback landscapes in NSW and a must-do when visiting Mungo National Park.
    • Mungo lunette guided walk Join an Aboriginal Discovery ranger in Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, for Stage 3 (Years 5-6) History excursion. Explore the ancient layers within the Mungo lunette. Learn about the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa, and Mutthi Mutthi.
    • Mungo self-guided drive tour 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 sunset tours with Outback Geo Adventures Discover Outback beauty in the austere landscapes of Mungo National park, near Balranald. Travel to this stunning World Heritage-listed area with the experienced guides of Outback Geo Adventures at sunset, or try one of their daytime tours.
    • Zanci Homestead site Lose yourself in Mungo’s pastoral heritage. The Zanci Homestead site is a fascinating part of the Willandra Lakes region’s heritage, and can be accessed by mountain bike.
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    Plants and animals protected in this park

    Animals

    • Emu, Paroo Darling National Park. Photo: John Spencer

      Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

      The largest of Australian birds, the emu stands up to 2m high and is the second largest bird in the world, after the ostrich. Emus live in pairs or family groups. The male emu incubates and rears the young, which will stay with the adult emus for up to 2 years.

    • Wedge-tailed eagle. Photo: Kelly Nowak

      Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax)

      With a wingspan of up to 2.5m, the wedge-tailed eagle is Australia’s largest bird of prey. These Australian animals are found in woodlands across NSW, and have the ability to soar to heights of over 2km. If you’re bird watching, look out for the distinctive diamond-shaped tail of the eagle.

    • Red kangaroo, Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer

      Red kangaroo (Macropus rufus)

      The red kangaroo is one of the most iconic Australian animals and the largest marsupial in the world. Large males have reddish fur and can reach a height of 2m, while females are considerably smaller and have blue-grey fur. Red kangaroos are herbivores and mainly eat grass.

    Plants

    • Saltbush. Photo: Jaime Plaza

      Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia)

      A hardy Australian native plant, the saltbush is a small spreading shrub that can withstand dry salty soils such as those found in the desert plains of western NSW. It is grey-white in colour and has small spear-shaped succulent leaves. It flowers from December to April.

    Environments in this park

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