Mungo National Park is part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage area. Located 110 kilometres from Mildura or 316 kilometres from Broken Hill. Travelling by car from Mildura you will need to travel approx 90 kilometres on dirt although its a well maintained road and not everyone was driving a 4WD.
The landscape is amazing with the centre piece being the Walls of China which are dramatic sand and clay structures sculptured by erosion.
Walls of China
Access to this area has now been restricted not only because its fragile but because of its significant to the Paakantji, Ngyiampaa and Mutthi Mutthi people who call the area home.
The Paakantji and Ngyiampaa are involved in the care and management of the park together with the NSW National Park and Wildlife Service. They conduct Aboriginal Discovery Tours to share their heritage with visitors. You can only gain access to the Walls of China (lunette) area with a licensed tour operator, traditional owner or Parks Ranger. Cost is $10 per person for a 2.5 hour tag along tour to the Wall of China area. Tours commence at the Visitor Centre. Its an amazing experience and fantastic value.
Wildlife and birdlife are prolific in the park. We observed kangaroos, goannas, emus and a range of birdlife. We also saw a range of plant life including grasses, saltbush, white cypress pines, belah/rosewood, mallie and acacias.