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Mungo walk the Walls of China tour

Mungo National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 10 January 2022, 10.01am

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 10.01am.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Planning approvals have been completed and road works have commenced. These works will take some time to complete. 

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

Affects 6 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9.44am.

Safety alerts: Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail

Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail is currently closed. Maintenance on sections of the lakebed loop trail have commenced.

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 Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9.44am.

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice due to road closures.

Road works are scheduled to begin in mid November. This closure remains in place until the works are completed.

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

 

Affects 1 location in this park: Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 4.26pm.

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.

Affects 17 locations in this park: Show list

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Darling River campground and roads closed

All campsites in Darling River campground along the Darling River are closed until further notice due to flooding. River Drive is also closed.

These areas will re-open when it is safe to do so. Please check this alert for updates. As an option Emu Lake campground and Cawndilla campground are currently open for bookings.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 3.42pm

Other incidents: Algae Alert

A Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The species of algae are yet to be identified but are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed and skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open but people should avoid contact with the water. For more information visit WaterNSW website.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 12 Jan 2022, 4.42pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

All campgrounds in Murrumbidgee National park and Murrumbidgee Regional Parks are closed due to continued flooding and heavy rain. 

This closure includes campgrounds in Benerembah, Cuba, Dunoon Lagoon, Euroley, Jurambula, MIA 1, MIA 2, MIA 3, Narrandera, Willbriggie, Willbriggie East and Yarradda precincts.

Please do not drive through floodwater.

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

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 12.46pm

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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 10.01am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Planning approvals have been completed and road works have commenced. These works will take some time to complete. 

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

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 10.53am to Sat 5 Feb 2022, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jan 2022, 11.27am

Safety alerts: Roads damaged by flooding/ localised rain

Roads are rough and potholed with some wet, boggy sections from flooding and localised rain. Take care and drive safely.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 1 Nov 2021, 10.47am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.18am

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 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9.44am

Safety alerts: Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail

Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail is currently closed. Maintenance on sections of the lakebed loop trail have commenced.

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. 

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Jan 2022, 9.44am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice due to road closures.

Road works are scheduled to begin in mid November. This closure remains in place until the works are completed.

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

 

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.30am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban 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 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 11.07am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.13pm

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 1 Oct 2021, 10.09am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.24am

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - 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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 16 Aug 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.

For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

Affects 3 parks and 5 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.17pm. Last reviewed: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 8.36am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Murray River campsites and beaches

Some parts of this park are inaccessible due to minor flooding from the Murray River. This includes access to campsites at Sandbar Bend and Snaggy Point.

Do not drive or walk through floodwaters if present on vehicle trails.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.36pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.41pm

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.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 4.26pm

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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 1.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 4.23pm

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.

Affects 6 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 13 Jul 2021, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.00pm

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

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. It is envisaged that these campgrounds may open on 1 December 2021, but this will depend on access due to 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.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

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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