Vigars Well picnic area
Mungo National Park
Historic Vigars Well picnic area offers vast dune views, picnicking and birdwatching on the scenic Self-guided Drive tour in World Heritage Mungo National Park.
- Picnic areas
- Mungo National Park in Murray-Riverina
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Clothes for all weather conditions, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
The weather in the area can be extreme. Temperatures in summer can frequently rise above 40°C and night time winter temperatures often drop below 0°C. Please be well prepared for your visit.
It’s been over 15,000 years since the Willandra Lakes World Heritage region held water, so Vigars Well picnic area is a welcome oasis in the dramatic desert landscape of today. This historic picnic spot, on then Mungo Self-guided Drive tour in Mungo National Park, features panoramic desert views that hum with life.
Harking back to its watery origins, the well is based on a natural soak and a haven for local wildlife. You’ll see a mosaic of wildlife tracks in the sand that belong to creatures like the common dunnart. Keep an eye out for vibrant pink cockatoos and ring-neck parrots.
Unpack a picnic hamper at the nearby tables and soak up the vast scenic landscape under huge skies. It’s a short walk to magnificent views of the iconic lunette walls.
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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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