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Mungo National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 10.33am

Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 8.41am to Sat 21 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 10.33am.

Closed areas: Red Top lookout closed due to wet conditions

Red Top lookout and boardwalk are closed until Saturday 21 May 2022 due to the closure of the access road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 8.53am to Tue 31 May 2022, 8.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 8.59am.

Safety alerts: Council access roads in variable condition

Ongoing wet weather means Council managed access roads to Mungo National Park are in variable condition. Before travelling on unsealed roads please check websites for road conditions for the Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. There are numerous ways to access Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. 

Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.59am.

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre due to maintenance works. Alternate gas barbecues can be found at Mungo Main campground. 

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.58am.

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while the site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

 

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.58am.

Safety alerts: Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail

Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail is currently closed. Maintenance on sections of the lakebed loop trail have commenced.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.58am.

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. These works will take some time to complete. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 16 May 2022, 1.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 12.36pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet roads

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are currently closed due to slippery roads:

  • River Drive
  • Darling River campground
  • Lake Drive from Tandou Road to Morton Boulka picnic area, and from Morton Boulka picnic area to Cawndilla campground.
  • Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Woolshed Drive to Tandou Station boundary

For more information, Please call the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Wed 11 May 2022, 12.11pm to Thu 16 Jun 2022, 12.12pm. Last reviewed: Wed 18 May 2022, 11.15am

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park access

The Murrumbidgee River is currently rising. Access to campgrounds and park trails may not be possible. Trails are already wet and have not fully dried following previous flooding. If travelling to the park, please check weather updates and monitor the river height. Please don’t damage trails by driving on them when they're wet. Don’t drive through flood waters. Take care and drive safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100 or send an email.

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Applies from Tue 17 May 2022, 8.53am to Tue 31 May 2022, 8.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 May 2022, 8.59am

Safety alerts: Council access roads in variable condition

Ongoing wet weather means Council managed access roads to Mungo National Park are in variable condition. Before travelling on unsealed roads please check websites for road conditions for the Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. There are numerous ways to access Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. 

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Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.59am

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre due to maintenance works. Alternate gas barbecues can be found at Mungo Main campground. 

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 3.05pm

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 10.00am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. Willows campground remains unaffected and open unless there has been wet weather.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.58am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while the site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

 

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail

Mungo lakebed bicycle loop trail is currently closed. Maintenance on sections of the lakebed loop trail have commenced.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 May 2022, 8.58am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. These works will take some time to complete. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.57am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 3.42pm

Other incidents: Algae Alert

A Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The species of algae are yet to be identified but are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed and skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open but people should avoid contact with the water. For more information visit WaterNSW website.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.59am

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Euston Regional Park and Kemendok National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/mungo-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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.

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