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Mungo National Park
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Balranald
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Driving into the park is like driving through a moonscape, it is quite surreal. It appears like you are driving through a crater of some sought, it is a wall that has been created by winds and sand.
The information centre was unmanned but had a lot of information.
We did the drive tour and had a great time just sitting and watching the birds and the emus.
We were dissapointed that we could not get out to the Walls of China without going on an organised trip. In all of the information we had read about the park, we did not find any information to say that they were accesible only by guide, we didn't know this until we arrived at the unmanned information centre. Given that one had left only 20 minutes before we arrived and the next one was not for a few hours, we were not able to go out there. It would. Be great if this information was more easily found, along with the times of the tours.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lee B
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The 2 hr dirt road drive from Mildura was long and very bumpy, with many cattle grids along the way but doable for those without 4wds. we got to the national park and enjoyed strolling through the old shearing shed. then we thought we would take a self guided driving tour around the park, but after we reached the first lookout point we found that we were unable to get up close to see the great wall of china. It has now been closed off to the public and is only accessible by tour guide. A 1.5 - 2hr tour can be booked but we found once we arrived that the tours were already booked out for that day, so we were forced to take photos from the 2 viewing platforms only. A long way to drive to not be able to get up close. so my advice is it is definitely worth the visit, but don't forget to book the tours yourself before you leave, and bring your own water, as very limited supplies there. Suggest avoiding middle of summer as a 2 hour walking tour could be a bit uncomfortable at that time of year. Great for international tourists to get an idea of the vastness of this country. Also great archaeological significance

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank itskars
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Its a long trip mostly on gravel road, it was hot & windy with clouds of flies, so our experience was a little clouded. The main attractions are spectacular but can be viewed in a short time. Probably better to go on an organized tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Harry P
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank _ych_33
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