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Vigars Well picnic area

Mungo National Park

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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.

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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.

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

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

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 property, 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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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.

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