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Mungo walk the Walls of China tour

Mungo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 28 January 2021, 11.47am

Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 12.00pm to Sat 30 Jan 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 11.47am.

Closed areas: Mungo Main campground closed due to predicted wet weather

Due to predicted rain and thunderstorms overnight on Thursday 28 January, Main campground will be closed until 12pm, Saturday 30 January 2021. This closure may be further extended, depending on weather conditions.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 9.54am to Sat 30 Jan 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 11.39am.

Safety alerts: Thunderstorms and rain predicted for Lower Western Area

Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for the Lower Western area overnight on Thursday 28 January 2021 and during Friday 29 January 2021. This weather event may impact access on unsealed roads to Mungo National Park. Before travelling in remote western NSW, please check with local Councils on road condition reports.

Affects 18 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 10.30am.

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 any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 9.40am.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - Partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. The closure is a result of park roads being damaged after significant spring rain. Detailed environmental assessments need to be conducted before maintenance to repair this damage can be completed.

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

Affects 6 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 11.58am.

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed maintenance repair works. 

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

Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 8.07am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5.05pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves 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 Thu 28 Jan 2021, 12.00pm to Sat 30 Jan 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 11.47am

Closed areas: Mungo Main campground closed due to predicted wet weather

Due to predicted rain and thunderstorms overnight on Thursday 28 January, Main campground will be closed until 12pm, Saturday 30 January 2021. This closure may be further extended, depending on weather conditions.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 9.54am to Sat 30 Jan 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 11.39am

Safety alerts: Thunderstorms and rain predicted for Lower Western Area

Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for the Lower Western area overnight on Thursday 28 January 2021 and during Friday 29 January 2021. This weather event may impact access on unsealed roads to Mungo National Park. Before travelling in remote western NSW, please check with local Councils on road condition reports.

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Applies from Wed 27 Jan 2021, 9.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 3.26pm

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed due to rain

Kinchega National Park is closed due to excessive rainfall. The following campgrounds and accommodation are unavailable for booking:

  • Darling River campground
  • Emu Lake campground
  • Kinchega Shearers Quarters

The park closure will be re-assessed on Wednesday 3 February 2021. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 10.30am

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 any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Jan 2021, 9.40am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - Partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. The closure is a result of park roads being damaged after significant spring rain. Detailed environmental assessments need to be conducted before maintenance to repair this damage can be completed.

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

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12.31pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jan 2021, 12.52pm

Safety alerts: Red Alert for blue-green algal bloom on the Murray River

A red alert for blue-green algae has been issued for the Murray River at Mount Dispersion, a testing site near Kemendok National Park and Kemendok Nature Reserve.

A red alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they come into direct contact with the water, such as swimming.

People are advised not to enter the water or drink untreated waters while this red alert level warning is in place. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets.

Do not eat mussels or crayfish from red alert warning areas. Before consumption, any fish caught should be cleaned and washed thoroughly in uncontaminated water, and any fish internal organs disposed of appropriately.

Call 1800 999 457 or visit the Water NSW website for updates and information about blue-green algae blooms and red level warnings.

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Applies from Fri 4 Dec 2020, 12.12pm to Sun 31 Jan 2021, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 1.45pm

Closed areas: Closed trails in Kalyarr National Park

West Boundary trail in Darcoola precinct and Dead Straight trail in Thelangerin precinct are currently closed due to road maintenance. If you have any questions you can contact the Ranger, Jess Murphy in Griffith on 02 6966 8119.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 11.58am

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed maintenance repair works. 

Other options for cycling include the 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 Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Dec 2020, 4.26pm

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 closed but Emu Lake campground is currently open.

For further 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: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 10.02am

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 Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.52pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 14 Dec 2020, 2.42pm

Fire bans: 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.  

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

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Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 8.07am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5.05pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves 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 12 Oct 2020, 12.48pm to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5.05pm

Fire bans: 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.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 27 Nov 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 7.42am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban will be in place in this park from Friday 27 November 2020 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 12 Oct 2020, 12.08am to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 7.22am. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Nov 2020, 7.04am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Riverina area

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 Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Oct 2020, 9.56am

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 informaiton centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jul 2020, 12.08pm to Fri 26 Feb 2021, 12.19pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 9.12am

Other planned events: Kalyarr National Park - road maintenance works

NPWS will be undertaking road maintenance activities in various parts of Kalyarr National Park over the next 6-month period. This will require road closures and public access restrictions as the maintenance program moves around the park. If you have any enquiries about access to the park during this time, please call the NPWS Griffith office on 02 6966 8100 or the park ranger on 02 6966 8119.

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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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Applies from Fri 24 Aug 2018, 1.01pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 2.33pm

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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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/mungo-walk-the-walls-of-china-tour/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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