Tucked away north-east of Mildura, this New South Wales National Park is famous for its almost moon-like appearance and also the discovery of the Mungo Man and Mungo Woman who lived in this area over 40,000 years ago.
Semiarid, the country is filled with sandy plains and some of the lakes and creeks have remained waterless for almost 15,000 years offering a great window into the people that used to live there for many camps and signs of human foraging and fishing. Perhaps the most striking feature of this landscape are the Walls of China, a 33 kilometre crescent of compacted sand dunes which have revealed ancient human remains, tools, middens and even the bones of some of Australia's megafauna.
Camping on the park is available but restricted, however there is accommodation just a couple of kilometres away. Visit the Mungo Visitor Centre for more information on this incredible site.
Things to do:
- Scenic driving
- Cycling around the 70km loop
- Sleep under the stars at Vigars Well
How to get there
Mungo is 105km north-east of Mildura.
Visit Mungo offers great information for your next trip.