Walls of China – Mungo National Park

Lake Mungo’s weather-eroded sand formations of rippled ridges, known as the Walls of China, have become one of outback Australia’s signature sights. Interestingly, these formations were only created after white settlers brought sheep and rabbits to the area. The erosion has uncovered Aboriginal remains and artefacts dating back 40 000 years, to a time when the lakes were full and this part of Australia was lush and plentiful. Skeletons of megafauna like the giant wombat have also been discovered (you can see a re-creation of one at the visitor centre).

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