Lake Mungo - NSW

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -33.732479 143.054871
DMS: 33º 43' 56.92" S 143º 03' 17.53" E
UTM: 54 H 6265609mN 690371mE
Altitude: 64m


Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


430.97kms East of Adelaide - Driving 510 km (7 hours 27 mins)
484.59kms North of Melbourne - Driving 595 km (8 hours 46 mins)
583.86kms West of Canberra - Driving 797 km (10 hours 35 mins)

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Lake Mungo
New South Wales
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Lake Mungo is an ancient dry lake located in south-western NSW. Protected within the Mungo National Park and within the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region.

Lake Mungo is a significant site due to the recent discovery of the remains of what became known as Mungo Man – the oldest human found in Australia and Mungo Lady, the oldest person in the world to be ritually cremated.

Lake Mungo is the central feature of Mungo National Park, and is one of seventeen lakes in the Willandra Lakes system. The sediments at Lake Mungo have been deposited more than 100,000 years ago and the eastern shore of the lake is what’s called the 'Walls of China' – a 26 km long series of lunettes, about thirty metres high, formed over thousands of years.

To visit Lake Mungo, please read the ExplorOz Trek Note - Mungo National Park.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Pooncarie Mail Agency
Distance from Lake Mungo 59.2km NW
Mean Max. °C35.834.430.526.320.917.317.019.523.426.931.033.2
Mean Min. °C18.818.214.811.
Mean Rain mm23.123.218.317.525.926.022.522.621.526.320.921.4

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