Mungo National Park
At the centre of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area, Mungo was listed in 1981 because of its special archaeological and geomorphologic features, including some of the world’s oldest evidence of human life, in the skeletons, tools, shell middens and animal bones that have been found. Many of these have been preserved in then eroded out of the feature known as the Walls of China.
A two-hour tag-along interpretive driving tour with a Paakantji, Ngyiampaa or Mutthi Mutthi Discovery Ranger to the Walls of China is one of the best ways to appreciate and understand this incredible environment, including the 60 000 or more years of Aboriginal history and the compelling story of survival associated with the rise and fall of the lake.
For a full-day driving tour of Mungo’s features with an Aboriginal guide, try the Aboriginal-owned Harry Nanya Tours, which also offers sunset tours.
Campsites are fairly basic at Mungo, but there are flush toilets and hot showers at the Visitor Centre. Up to 26 people can also stay in bunk rooms in the Shearer’s Quarters, which has a communal kitchen.
NPWS Buronga: (03) 5021 8900
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