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Red Top lookout and boardwalk

Mungo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Red Top lookout and boardwalk.

Track grading

Features of this track

Distance

0.1km return

Time

10 - 15min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required

Gradient

Flat

Steps

No steps

Quality of path

Well-formed track: There's a short stretch of loose gravel that leads from the carpark to the flat timber boardwalk. The boardwalk itself is 2m-wide and 50m-long.

Getting there and parking

Red Top lookout and boardwalk 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 lookout and boardwalk

Parking

Parking is available in a hard-packed ground parking area at the start of Red Top lookout and boardwalk.

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

Facilities

Seats and resting points

There are 2 bench seats with backrests, one halfway along the boardwalk and one at the end, at the lookout platform.

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.

The weather in this area can be extreme, so please be prepared for your visit; temperatures in summer frequently rise above 40°C and night time winter temperatures often drop below 0°C

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 - easy

  • There's a 50m timber boardwalk that leads to the lookout. This boardwalk is fully accessible for wheelchairs, prams and people with reduced mobility.
  • There are railings at the lookout
  • There's a bench seat halfway along the boardwalk and one at the lookout platform.
  • There's a short stretch of loose gravel that leads from the carpark to the boardwalk. People with reduced mobility may need assistance to cross this surface.

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.

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Red Top lookout and boardwalk

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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