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Mallee Stop walking track

Mungo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mallee Stop walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Mallee Stop walking track is in the Walls of China precinct of Mungo National Park. To get there:

  • From Sturt Highway, take Silver City Highway south of Mildura.
  • Turn right into Arumpo Road and follow to the end
  • Turn left into Balranald Road
  • Take the first right into Mailbox Road and continue to the Mungo Visitor Centre
  • Follow Mungo Self-guided Drive tour to the Mallee Stop

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mallee Stop can become boggy when it rains.

Parking

Parking is available at Mallee Stop

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 34°C

Highest recorded

47.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

-4.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May

Driest month

January

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

93.3mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Given the park’s remote location, it can be a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass or a GPS with you when bushwalking.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • From the carpark, a hard dirt track heads through mallee eucalupt woodland and grasslands. Around half way along, the track becomes loose sand as it heads over a low dune.
  • Visitors in wheelchairs, prams, or with limited mobility will require some assistance along the dirt track, which offers medium accessibility for most of its length.
  • The sandy sections on the gently sloping dune are challenging, but not impassable, with assistance.
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Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.

Prohibited

Drones

Flying drones in Mungo National Park is not permitted unless you've received written agreement from the Park Office before your visit. Please note that a consent to fly a drone in this park is only permitted in exceptional circumstances with endorsement from the traditional owners. Read more about the Drones in Parks policy and the process to apply for consent.

Gathering firewood

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Mallee Stop walking track

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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

Visitor centre