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Mungo National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mungo National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Broken Hill:

    • Follow the signs to Menindee and then to Pooncarie
    • Travel through Pooncarie and continue 20km south. There, you'll see Top Hut Road with a sign indicating Mungo National Park.
    • Follow this road to its end and turn right at the T-junction

    From Mildura:

    • Cross the bridge to Buronga and follow the Silver City Highway towards Broken Hill
    • As you leave Buronga you'll see Arumpo Road with a sign indicating Mungo National Park, follow this road to its end

    From Balranald:

    • Follow the signs to Ivanhoe (Ivanhoe Road) for 53km
    • Turn left 3km after Box Creek Bridge (signposted) and follow this road until you reach the park

    From Wentworth:

    • Cross the bridge and turn left, following the signs to Pooncarie
    • About 20km before Pooncarie you'll see Top Hut Road with a sign indicating Mungo National Park
    • Follow this road to its end and turn right at the T-junction

    Park entry points

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    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.


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    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees: $8 per vehicle per day. Fees are payable at Mungo Visitor Centre, or through self-registration envelopes. Different fees apply for commercial tour operators and vehicles with 8 seats or more.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    • There's no mobile phone reception in this park.
    • In emergencies a ranger can be contacted on UHF channel 3

    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.

    • No food or petrol/diesel is available at or near the park. The closest fuel is approximately 110km away at Buronga or Mildura.


    Fruit fly

    • Mungo lies in the fruit fly exclusion zone so you can only bring in food bought in Broken Hill, Menindee, Hillston, Griffith, Narrandera, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Mildura, Waikerie, Renmark or other places within those boundaries.


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


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mungo National Park


    Visitor centre

    Nearby towns

    Pooncarie (95 km)

    Mungo National Park, 88 km from Pooncarie, is part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, where the remains of Mungo Woman and Mungo Man were discovered. Mungo's lunar landscape and Walls of China hills are among the most striking natural formations in NSW.

    Mildura (116 km)

    Mildura is set amid a diverse landscape on the Victorian side of the Murray River. The region is renowned for its long tradition of producing and serving fine food and wine at iconic restaurants, farmers markets, gourmet eateries and cellar doors.

    Balranald (155 km)

    Conveniently located on Sturt Highway as it crosses Murrumbidgee River between Sydney and Adelaide, Balranald is the perfect pit stop on a road trip through outback NSW. This small country town, with its rich pioneering past, is a gateway to Yanga National Park and the World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park.

    Mailbox beside a dirt road near Mungo National Park. Photo: Ken Stepnell