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Foreshore walk

Mungo National Park

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Discover the highlights of Mungo National Park on this easy walk. Walk across Lake Mungo and soak up the rich Aboriginal heritage of Willandra Lakes World Heritage region.

2.5km loop
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

Please do not disturb or remove anything from the park while walking.

With its exquisitely sculpted sand dunes, hardy, gnarled trees, grassy woodlands and age-old lakebeds, the Foreshore walk incorporates the natural wonders that probably first inspired you to visit Mungo National Park.

Beginning behind the Meeting Place, near Mungo Woolshed, this easy walk leads you across the bluebush-covered shoreline of ancient Lake Mungo. Follow the markers up the western shore’s extraordinary red dune to behold the last of a once-extensive forest of mallee and white cypress pines.

After pausing a moment in the pines’ welcome shade, you can extend your walk by continuing along Zanci Pastoral Loop. Otherwise, follow the track back to the Meeting Place where you can stop for a picnic and be astounded by the replicas of ancient human footprints.

As you take this walk, see if you can work out what the pink cockatoos eat and where the kangaroos shelter from the heat. And don’t forget to read the explanatory signs as you go. These offer valuable information on the park’s plants, wildlife, landscape and conservation

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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.

Vigars Well dunes, Mungo National Park. Photo: Melissa Findley ©DPIE

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

General enquiries

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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.

    Buy annual pass
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