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Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track

Mutawintji National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track.

Track grading

Grade 2

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

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    0.8km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

On entering Mutawintji National Park, drive past the visitor centre, take the road to Homestead Creek campground and follow the signs to Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track can become boggy when it rains.

Parking

Parking is available at Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track.

Best times to visit

Mutawintji National Park is best visited during autumn, winter and spring when daytime weather is pleasant. Summer in the outback can be very hot.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

30°C and 35°C

Highest recorded

48.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

17°C and 31°C

Lowest recorded

-3.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

140.2mm

Facilities

  • No fuel or food is available at Mutawintji National Park, so bring sufficient supplies of each for an extended stay in the event of rain.
  • Drinking water, toilet facilities and picnic tables are situated at the Mutawintji Visitor Centre.

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.

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 - medium

  • This 800m return walk from the carpark follows a bitumen pathway with a gentle but steady slope.
  • It's suitable for wheelchairs, prams, and visitors with limited mobility, however some assistance may be required along sloping bitumen surface.

Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.

Prohibited

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.

Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track

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Park info

Visitor centre

  • Mutawintji Visitor Centre
    51 Old Coach Road, Mutawintji, NSW 2880
  • Mutawintji Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service).