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Vigars Well picnic area

Mungo National Park

Overview

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.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Mungo National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Clothes for all weather conditions, drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • If you’re camping in Mungo National Park, you’ll need to fill out a self-registration format the visitor centre – even if the centre is unstaffed at the time.
  • 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. If you’re tempted to stay for the spectacular sunset and don’t mind a bit of walking, why not pitch your tent at Belah campground for an unforgettable night under the stars.

Take a virtual tour of Vigars Well picnic area captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

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.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Vigars Well picnic area, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government