Mungo National Park
Mungo lookout offers scenic desert views across to the famous and historic Walls of China formation in Mungo National Park in outback NSW.
- Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
- Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mungo lookout can become boggy when it rains
Can you imagine what life was like when there were towering kangaroos and birds with legs like a horse? At Mungo lookout in Mungo National Park, you can gaze across the ice age lake bed that has uncovered bones of the original megafauna.
Gaze across at the iconic ‘Walls of China’ formation, sculpted over thousands of years, by wind and rain. This erosion has also uncovered artefacts of the Ngyiampaa, Mutthi Muhhti, and Paakantyi Aboriginal People, dating back over 40,000 years. It’s an awesome and humbling vision at any time of day, especially dusk. For more information be sure to stop into Mungo Visitor Centre.
Combine this scenic lookout with accessible Grassland Nature stroll for an overview of the more recent plants and animals of the region. When thoughts turn to lunch, top it off with a tasty picnic at nearby Main campground.
Take a virtual tour of Mungo lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.
Book a Mungo guided tour
Explore Mungo National Park on a guided tour. You can visit the Walls of China on an Aboriginal-guided tour. It’s popular, so book early. There are also multi-day 4WD tours and day tours.
Mungo National Park joint management program
Protecting and preserving the Aboriginal culture and heritage of Mungo National Park, part of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, is a joint effort. NPWS collaborates with representative elders from three local Aboriginal tribes to help manage this special and ancient place.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Buronga office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 03 5021 8900
- 4 Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW 2739
- 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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