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Mallee Stop walking track

Mungo National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 23 November 2020, 11.51am

Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.00pm to Thu 26 Nov 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11.51am.

Safety alerts: Council access roads closed due to wet weather

Council access roads to Mungo National Park are currently closed. 

Balranald Shire Council is in the process of sealing a section of the Marma - Box Creek Road. Detour signs will be in place over the coming weeks. Access to Mungo National Park will be affected.  

Before travelling on any unsealed roads in the area, it's essential that you check the road condition reports on the Wentworth Shire Council, Balranald Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites.

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 11.45am.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive tour partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed due to park roads being damaged after significant spring rain and requires maintenance to repair this damage. This closure will remain in place until Friday 27 November 2020 and may be further extended. 

The road is open to the Mungo Visitor Centre, Walls of China boardwalk and Red Top lookout. The Pastoral Loop road is also open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 8.07am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.32pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 12.00pm to Thu 26 Nov 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 11.51am

Safety alerts: Council access roads closed due to wet weather

Council access roads to Mungo National Park are currently closed. 

Balranald Shire Council is in the process of sealing a section of the Marma - Box Creek Road. Detour signs will be in place over the coming weeks. Access to Mungo National Park will be affected.  

Before travelling on any unsealed roads in the area, it's essential that you check the road condition reports on the Wentworth Shire Council, Balranald Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites.

Affects 1 park and 18 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice due to access roads requiring maintenance and repair. This closure may be further extended pending road conditions and weather.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 27 Nov 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Nov 2020, 11.45am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive tour partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed due to park roads being damaged after significant spring rain and requires maintenance to repair this damage. This closure will remain in place until Friday 27 November 2020 and may be further extended. 

The road is open to the Mungo Visitor Centre, Walls of China boardwalk and Red Top lookout. The Pastoral Loop road is also open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 12 Oct 2020, 8.07am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8.08am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Oct 2020, 2.32pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and reserves and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Aug 2020, 5.41pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail closed

The Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed. It has large areas of damage and requires maintenance to repair. Other options for cycling include the Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS Buronga office.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/mallee-stop-walking-track/local-alerts

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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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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