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Explore Mungo

Explore Mungo

Do you want to go for a walk? Explore the landscape? Learn more about Aboriginal culture? How about spotting some wildlife, or just relaxing under a big sky?

Here you will find all the information you need to get out and about and enjoy yourself at Mungo - must-see attractions, exhibits, camping, guided tours, drives, walks, bicycling and more.

Getting around Mungo

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You will need your own transport to explore Mungo National Park, unless travelling with an organised tour. Unsealed roads link all the main features, over distances which are mostly unsuited to walking. However the central area of park facilities can be readily linked on foot. These include Main Camp, the Meeting Place the Visitor Centre, Mungo Woolshed, the Shearers Quarters, Mungo Lookout, the Foreshore Walk and Grassland Walk.

A four wheel drive vehicle is not necessary in dry weather. Some roads in and around the park may be closed after rain. If heavy rain is forecast you may consider leaving before roads become difficult or are closed.

Mountain bikes are also a suitable means of transport around the park, and an ideal way to fully appreciate the Mungo Track.

The Walls of China Boardwalks are open to public access. Supervised access to the Walls of China beyond the boardwalk is available through Discovery Tours or a licensed tour operator.

Vehicle entry fees

Mungo National Park has a day use fee per vehicle. The standard car vehicle entry fee is $7 per car per day. Minibuses (up to 22 seats) are $12 per day and coaches (22-44 seats) are $24 per day. Payment is by self-registration, envelopes and information is available from the front of the Mungo Visitor Centre.

NPWS annual pass holders are exempt from the day use fee. Camping fees apply.

Where to stay at Mungo

Inside Mungo National Park, you can camp at Main Camp which is close to many features, and at the more remote Belah Camp on the Mungo Track. You can also hire bunkrooms at the Shearers Quarters. Facilities at all these places are wheelchair accessible.

Nearby and just outside the park, Mungo Lodge +61 3 5029 7297 is one kilometre from Main Camp and offers four star accommodation in the main lodge and in cabins. Turlee Station Stay +61 3 5029 7208 is south of the park and provides campsites, shearers' quarters and bush bungalows.

You can also find other accommodation outside the park.

Mungo Shearers Quarters

The Mungo Shearers Quarters are a great place to stay and relax. Photograph © Boris Havlica

The recently refurbished Shearers Quarters is in the heart of the park, right beside the Visitor Centre/Meeting Place and a short stroll from the woolshed. It's the perfect place to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay while you explore Mungo.

Facilities are wheelchair accessible and arranged around a central courtyard. The accommodation can cater for up to 26 people in 5 rooms:

  • 2 rooms with 1 double and 2 single bunks
  • 2 rooms with 3 bunks
  • 1 room with 2 singles.

You will need your own bedding (sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, etc). Four rooms have split system heating/cooling (limited, economical use is essential).

The communal kitchen/dining room has all utensils and crockery, fridges and stove.

Barbecues are also available in the area.

There are showers, flush toilets and hot water. We do request that you use water sparingly due to the low annual rainfall in the region.

Accommodation fees:
$30 per adult per night (16 years and over); $10 per child per night (5-15 years); children under 5 years free. Minimum charge of $50 per night. Vehicle entry fees also apply.
Bookings:
essential
Contact:
Buronga, phone 03 5021 8900

Main Camp

Photograph © Boris Havlica

This is the main base for campers and caravans in the park, on the Arumpo road (on the way in from Mildura) and only two kilometres from the Visitor Centre, Meeting Place and woolshed. Plenty of level, gravel tent sites are scattered amongst Belahs and cypress pines.

The Grassland Walk starts and finishes here, and a track leading to Mungo Lookout.

There are free gas barbecues and wood fireplaces available for campers.

Wood can be collected from the wood bay near the Visitor Centre for $5 per 25-litre bin.

Facilities:
picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, amenities block. Flush toilets and hot showers are available 2 km away at the Visitor Centre.
Camping fees:
$5 per adult per night, $3 per child per night. Payment is by self registration. Envelopes and information are available at the front of the Visitor Centre.
Contact:
Buronga, phone 03 5021 8900

Belah Camp

Belah Camp has picnic tables and plenty of campsites. Photograph © Ian Brown

Belah Camp is a great overnight spot for people taking their time driving or cycling the Mungo Track, or for those looking for a secluded campsite. No fires are allowed, but there are plenty of level, gravel campsites spread out under the Belah trees. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Getting there:
This campground is half way around the Mungo Track. The route includes unpaved roads, generally suitable for 2WD cars, though roads may become impassable in wet weather.
Facilities:
picnic tables, non-flush toilets.
Water supply:
There is a dam here, supplied by surface runoff.
Camping fees:
$5 per adult per night, $3 per child per night. Payment is by self registration. Envelopes and information are available at the front of the Visitor Centre.
Contact:
Buronga, Phone 03 5021 8900