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Red Top lookout and boardwalk

Mungo National Park


An easy drive from Mungo Visitor Centre, Red Top lookout is an ideal spot to view the effects of erosion on Mungo National Park’s textured landscape and the drying Willandra Lakes.

Mungo National Park
0.1km loop
Time suggested
10 - 15min
Grade 2
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The lookout is easily accessible for wheelchairs, prams and strollers along the short boardwalk
  • The boardwalk is about 100m return
  • This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans

Mungo is one of a handful of places where you can see the extraordinary effects of erosion on the landscape. Red Top lookout and boardwalk is an unbeatable vantage point, offering bird's eye views of the park's remarkable deep ravines, rippling patterns and rich textures.

From Mungo Visitor Centre, it's an easy half-hour drive to the lookout via the Mungo Self-guided Drive tour. Along the way, you'll find signs discussing the long-term climate changes that led to the lakes in Mungo National Park drying out.

Don't forget your camera as there some attention-grabbing views, continue along the drive to nearby Rosewood picnic area for a picnic lunch.

Take a virtual tour of Red Top lookout and boardwalk 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 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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Red Top lookout and boardwalk, Mungo National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government