Mungo National Park

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Mungo Tours
We’ve been touring and experiencing Mungo National Park and the World Heritage Listed Willandra Lakes for years and we try to grow our knowledge of the area on every tour and find new opportunities to explore so we can pass this information to our passengers.
 
Our tours are very flexible and we’ll do as many stops on the way to the park as needed, so we can show you the flora and fauna of the region and to “sense” first-hand what makes the Outback such a unique place.
 
Tours are all inclusive and you only need to bring good walking shoes, your favourite hat and of course your camera. We’ll supply all the rest.
 
If you don’t find exactly what you require on the menu below we are more than happy to tailor-make an itinerary to cater for your needs and interests. Happy planning!
 
 
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About Mungo National Park
This fantastic and magic place is of great significance to the Ngyiampaa, Mutthi Mutthi and Southern Paakantyi people, whose connection with the land reaches back more than 40,000 years.

Mungo National Park is about 150kms North of Balranald, NSW, 876kms west of Sydney and 720 from Melbourne. Mungo National Park is part of the Willandra Lakes Region, a World Heritage Site covering 2,400 square kilometres, and incorporating seventeen dry lakes.

The area is known worldwide for the outstanding archaeological finds like Mungo Man (the world’s oldest human cremation), Mungo Woman, and human footprints dating back to the last ice age that tell an incredible story about the long history of Australian Aboriginal people.


Another great attraction are the incredible Walls of China, where erosion has sculpted sand and clay into fragile yet imposing formations and each of its layers rich with the remains of the life that existed here between 26,000 and 44,000 years ago.

A visitor centre, is located near the old Mungo woolshed and the entrance to the park, where further information and a map may be acquired. Mungo National Park was acquired for the National Reserve System in 1979 by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife.

For the past 50,000 years the climate has changed time and time again and its print has been left on the landscape. With each climatic fluctuation there came changes in the kinds of plants and the animals which could live on those plant
communities. 
 
At the beginning of the period there were many animal species which are now extinct. Living on the plains and by the lakes were the great flightless bird, Genyornis, with legs as solid as those of a horse; the towering Shortfaced Kangaroo which browsed the woodland trees; and buffalo sized Zygomaturus which grazed upon plants at the lake’s edge. 
These were some of the larger animals, but there were many species of smaller marsupials, including Hairy-nosed Wombats, Bettongs, Bilbys and Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger.
 
By the time Europeans arrived at Mungo, there were six kinds of natural living community in this dry lake area: Mallee, Belah Woodland, Grassland; Cypress Pine Woodland; Mixed Shrubland Bluebush/Saltbush Shrubland.
 
What we see today of these communities, however are the remnants left after a century or more of sheep, goat, cattle and rabbit grazing; today’s plant communities are but shadows of the original living systems of the 1850s. Many species of vertebrate and invertebrate live here and have adapted to the sometimes adverse climate conditions.
 
The best time to see animals is when the temperature is moderate, and the best place to see them is where vegetation is thick and varied. Both the mallee and lake communities support a wide variety of animal life including the spectacular Pink (or Major Mitchell) Cockatoo the extremely well adapted Red Kangaroo and Mungo’s largest lizard the Gould’s Goanna.
 
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  1. Mungo World Heritage
  2. Historical Mungo Woolshed - Mungo National Park
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  4. Mungo unique clay formations - Mungo National Park
  5. Mungo has a rich pastoral heritage - Mungo National Park
  6. Hairy-nosed wombat - Mungo National Park
  7. Bearded Dragon  Mungo National Park
  8. The Walls of China  Mungo National Park
  9. Shingleback Lizard Mungo National Park
  10. Entering the Willandra Lakes System - Mungo National Park
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  12. Lake Mungo Map - Mungo National Park
  13. The Traditional Owners - Mungo National Park
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  15. Mungo Red Top Lookout
  16. Mungo Lookout - Mungo National Park
  17. Mungo National Park Sunset Picnic
  18. Mungo National Park Full Moon Tour
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  20. Cottony Saltbush
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  24. Mungo Historical Shearing Shed
  25. Spinifex Mungo Tour
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  28. Mungo Sunset Tour - Mungo National Park
  29. Mungo National Park - Lunette Guided Tour
  30. Mungo Man