Melbourne to Mungo for Easter

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 15:28
ThreadID: 134565 Views:2032 Replies:7 FollowUps:1
This Thread has been Archived
G'day all,
After thoughts and best route to head up to Mungo National Park over the Easter break. Will be leaving on the Wednesday before so hoping to find a site.
Also appreciate any updates on the road condition.
We have a Prado, towing an Ultimate
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: RBH - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 17:13

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 17:13
G'day Phantom.

I can't comment on routes from Melbourne, but passed by Mungo last week. Only about 50kms of dirt coming in from the south. Some good patches, some rough patches, some soft patches.

Last week, for the first time, I kept heading north east from mungo toward Mossgiel and that is a spectacular drive through and around some of the other lakes. I'd definitely recommend driving in or out that way if it was an option. If heading in that way go from Balranald toward Ivanhoe then turn west past Clare.

Richard.


AnswerID: 609794

Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 20:12

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 20:12
G`day Phantom,
The shortest route is on the Calder Freeway to Ravenswood, then onto the Calder Alternate Hwy to Marong, there are massive roadworks for a new intersection at Ravenswood so you shouldn`t miss the turn off, join the Calder Hwy (Hwy 79) again at Marong and stay on it to Mildura, cross the Murray then follow tourist signs to Mungo NP.
About 550 klm, a solid 6 hours.

Enjoy the trip.

Scrubby
I don`t know where i`m going but i`m enjoying the journey.

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 609798

Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 00:00

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 00:00
Just be aware that if it rains in the area, the Mungo loop drive closes, and unsealed road are also often closed.
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 609803

Reply By: phantom - Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:28

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 12:28
Still undecided whether to go via Balranald or Mildura
AnswerID: 609811

Follow Up By: Gundarooster - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 15:38

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 at 15:38
Very nice CP right on the river at Balranald if you want to break up the trip?
Gazza
1
FollowupID: 879797

Reply By: nev-e - Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 13:42

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 13:42
I would go up through Balranald and get info from the Discovery Centre there. Mungo is in Balranald Shire and they will be able to give you up to date road conditions. Come back through Mildura.
AnswerID: 609814

Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Apr 01, 2017 at 10:04

Saturday, Apr 01, 2017 at 10:04
Go through Swanhill and straight across the river into NSW and head towards Moulamein. 12ks out you turn left and follow that to Kialite. Turn right and that road leads to Balranald Its a back way but a real nice drive and well signed. When you get to Mungo head to the remote campsite on the far side of the lake.
AnswerID: 609835

Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 07:58

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 07:58
Ivan made a good comment about camping away from the main campground.
We were there on a long weekend (maybe Easter) 2 years ago and we got there on the Thursday late afternoon and there were only 4 or 5 sites left. Couldn't believe how busy it was. It was so busy in fact that people were camping in the middle area that is supposed to be for just walking through.
AnswerID: 609932

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)