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“Unexpected adventure near Mildura”

Mungo National Park
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Balranald
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A great day trip to the home of the Mungo Man. Sturt was right about an inland sea but 20000 years too late. Fascinating flora and fauna on the 70 km drive thru and around the lake with great tour notes. We took the Pooncarie road to avoid all bar 40km of dirt road which was well maintained. Not originally on our Mildura 'to do' list but a great way to spend a day.

1  Thank RicJClark
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We booked a tour at the Mildura visitor centre to do the Walls of China walk. Unfortunately we turned up at Mungo National Visitor Centre and the ranger was not running the tour due to car problems and the ranger there didn't know what was going on. We were told to wait for the Mungo Lodge tour but they didn't turn up and when we drove down there they knew nothing about it. They did however let us attend their tour with no further charge accepting the tickets we had purchased. Disappointing we were not contacted at all, even though all our contact details were taken. Luckily the tour with Mungo Lodge was excellent.

Thank _ych_33
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was wondering if it was worth spending a day driving into the vast nothing of outback NSW just to see sand dunes - but can report that my skepticism was ill founded. We visited in September - so we dodged the summer heat (and flies).
The two highlights were
a) Taking the foreshore walking trail. This short walk has a lot of variety and we were astonished how many of the flora and fauna illustrated in the digital guide book we actually saw. The signs along the way are very good - we learned a lot.
b) The lunettes - we visited mid-afternoon and so the sun wasn't low enough to bring out the details on the eroded pillars - but the wind got up and the resulting sand storm created a lovely mystical atmosphere. With a telephoto lens you could get excellent close up pictures from the board walk.

Some hints:
1. Getting there - Mungo National Park is about 2 hours drive from Muldura We took the Top Hut Track from the Pancarie Road. It was in good condition except for a few pot holes by the cattle grids. Although this route is longer than the direct road to Mildura it is surfaced for 1/2 the way and so is an easy drive.
e. The Gas BBQ at the visitor centre takes $1 coins ONLY - so if you want to cook anything for lunch then bring at least two coins.
3. Download the digital guide book to Mungo from the visitMungo website - It is excellent reading before and during your stay

2  Thank cammerayguy
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Camping facilities excellent. Large and varied sites, friendly and helpful staff. Clean drop toilets.
Guided tour of the Walls of China with Lance was first class and gave us a great insight into indigenous culture and the history of Mungo.
The self guided drive tour was worth doing particularly with the background of the guided tour.
Lots of kangaroos and both sunrise and sunset were spectacular and almost as good as the night sky.

2  Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

First time visit to Mungo National Park. Entry fee is $8.00 per day. Good visitor centre with videos and walls showing history and information. No one there at the time so I think it's not always staffed but no doubt rangers are about.

Did the self drive tour which is 70km loop around the park. Totally amazing and so quiet and beautiful. Good camp options as well though it's no campfire so make sure you pack the right gear if you want to cook.

Definitely a place to visit.

1  Thank Michael F
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