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Join one of our exciting Discovery tours to experience national parks from a ranger's point of view. Discovery walks, talks and tours give you a fantastic insight into the unexpected delights of national parks. Developed and led by specialist Discovery rangers, these fun activities will teach you more about the environment which surrounds you, and about the history which created it.
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Mungo National Park
This is a remarkable place, its international significance recognised with World Heritage listing. Itâ€™s where youâ€™ll find the Walls of China, an icon not only for the sheer beauty of dramatic formations but also for the amazing spiritual significance of the area. Mungo has evidence of continual human habitation over 40,000 years.
Lake Mungo is one of 17 dry lakes which constitute the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. The awesome Walls of China emerged over eons, as winds blowing across the dry bed of the lake collected sediment and deposited it on the western shore.
This forms an elevated bank that extends almost 20 km along the side of the lake. The layers of sedimentary sands and clays have been eroded by wind and rain to form a spectacular lunette, offering stunning photo opportunities in the changing light.
The lakes last experienced permanent water over 10,000 years ago. Here, Aborigines gathered mussels, fished for Murray cod and golden perch, hunted wallabies and rat kangaroos and collected emu eggs. Evidence of this activity can still be found in ancient fireplaces, indigenous burial sites, and fossilised remnants of extinct species such as the short-faced kangaroo.
There is also a glimpse into former European occupation. The area was an operational sheep station before becoming a national park and many heritage buildings remain.
Located just over 1 hourâ€™s drive from Wentworth and about 1 hour from the Darling River near Pooncarie.
Tour Operators: Mungo NP Tour Operators
Park Office: Corner of Sturt Highway and Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW
Website: Mungo NP
Telephone 03 5021 8900