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Mungo National Park

Mailbox Rd, Mungo NSW 2715, Australia

Introduction of Mungo National Park

Mungo National Park is located in the southwest inland of New South Wales and covers an area of 1109.67 square kilometers and is part of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Lake area (Willandra Lakes Region) assessed by UNESCO.

Australia's vast interior is hidden in many magical landforms, Mungo National Park is the first of them. Tens of thousands of years ago, there were abundant water and grass, and everything flourished, but with the movement of geology, it gradually became a desolate inland. The lake dried up, the climate dried up, and finally became a desert. Mungo National Park is australia's first national park to be listed as a world heritage site, a dreamland for archaeologists and paleontologists, and a dreamland for landscape photographers. Walking in the deserted desert, looking up in the ancient lonely deep space, let people have the mysterious experience of interstellar walking through the alien.

Mungo National Park has a vast expanse of desolate prehistoric landforms, a rugged terrain of rocky terraces and quicksand that is part of the Weilland Lake area, which is actually a series of dry lakes that once extended from the Weilland Creek (Willandra Creek) to the Lacron River (Lachlan River).

The biggest feature of the Mungo National Park is the dry Menggo Lake (Lake Mungo), where early aboriginal sites were also found. Known as the "surface of the moon ", Mungo National Park consists of folds of rock exposed to the ground and moving sand dunes, which dried up 14,000 years ago and are now a huge crescent-shaped sand dune surrounded by a 33-kilometer-long white sand dune called the" Chinese wall "(Walls of China), which is a fantastic place to imagine galloping and the best choice to watch the sunset. At sunset, the white "Chinese wall" will gradually turn yellow, orange, and then dark red, if not seen with its own eyes, Never believe that there is such a spectacular and colorful sunset in the world.

Mungo National Park is also one of the most important human cremation sites in the world. The remains of Mongo men and women cremated 40,000 years ago were found here, known as "Mungo Lady" and Mungo Man ".".(Agencies Guided by the aborigines, tour the park to see the old fireplace and stove exposed under the wind and rain and scattered duck eggs, stone tools, shells and fish bones. Check out long-fossil eucalyptus branches and marsupial bones, including extinct buffalo-sized koalas and giant kangaroos.

The Mungo National Park is remote and inland, very far from major Australian cities, about 1000 kilometers from the capital Sydney New South Wales ,580 kilometers from the capital Melbourne Victoria and 515 kilometers from the capital of South Australia. Driving is Mungo National Park only way to play, most sections of the ordinary second drive can arrive smoothly, it is important to note that the road to the national park in the rainy season may be affected by floods and closed, it is recommended to inquire about road conditions in advance before departure.

the Mungo National Park visitor center (Mungo Visitors Centre) is on the Mailbox Rd on the west side of the park, while the montgolodge resort (Mungo Lodge) near the visitor center is a standard star resort with its own restaurants and bars.

When coming from Sydney or Melbourne, the town of Balranard (Balranald), about 150 kilometers from the tourist center, is the last town, remember to make the necessary supplies here, and if you come from Adelaide, The 115-kilometer inland town of Virginia, Mildira (Mildura) is the last supply station.

The Mungo National Park area is very large, but for ordinary tourists, the park is mainly connected by a circular road. The most famous scenic spot of the park is the Chinese wall (Walls Of China Mungo National Park), and the best place to enjoy the Chinese wall is the red roof viewing platform (Red Top Lookout).


  • Tickets: A $8/car/day

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Australia - New South Wales
Attraction - National Park
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