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Foreshore walk

Mungo National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Mungo National Park
Distance
2.5km loop
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Please do not disturb or remove anything from the park while walking
  • There is no mobile coverage at Mungo National Park

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

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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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Mailbox beside a dirt road near Mungo National Park. Photo: Ken Stepnell