Round Tank picnic area
Mungo National Park
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.
- Picnic areas
- Mungo National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water
- Please note
Behind the sand dunes on Mungo Self-guided Drive tour, Round Tank picnic area is a great stop for birdwatching enthusiasts. Round Tank was originally designed as a lure for goats, whose numbers are controlled to reduce the damage to young trees and native vegetation. However, the water also attracts a wide variety of birdlife, so bring your binoculars.
Unpacking your picnic hamper, keep an eye out across the mallee scrub for pink cockatoos, galahs, zebra finches and vibrant emerald budgerigars. The vibrant chats can often be seen, attracted to the nectar of the flowering plants of the desert. The flute-like song you might hear is the call of one of the species of butcher birds, while the Nankeen kestrel specialises in hovering over the desert, looking for the movement of mice or lizards on the ground below. If you’re tempted to stay the night, try nearby Belah campground.
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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