Mungo National Park
does not have closing times, but be aware that all roads in and around the park are closed after rain. Please take adequate supplies of fuel, food and water. No food, petrol or diesel is available at or near the park, and water is a rare commodity in a semi-arid environment - so always carry plenty with you. All roads in and around the park are unsealed. Many of them have little traffic, particularly outside holiday seasons. Always carry extra food and water in case of an emergency. If you become stranded - stay with your vehicle.
Consider taking communications equipment such as HF or UHF radios. Mobile phones do not work in Mungo National Park
, so in emergencies, a ranger can be contacted on UHF channel 22. Mungo lies in the fruit fly exclusion zone so you can only bring in food bought in from Broken Hill, Menindee, Hillston, Griffith, Narrandera, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Mildura, Waikerie, Renmark or other places
within those boundaries.
If you are driving into Mungo National Park, then you will need to purchase a Vehicle Day Pass
Payment is by self registration. Envelopes & information from the front of the Mungo NP Visitor Centre.
Camping fees in Mungo NP also apply. Belah campsite has 12 sites. This campground is a great overnight spot for people taking their time doing the Mungo Drive Tour, or for those looking for a secluded campsite. No fires are allowed.
For more information on fees, please click: Camping in Mungo NP
For more information in general, you can contact the park office in Buronga.
BurongaStreet address: Corner of Sturt Highway and Melaleuca Street, Buronga NSW
Postal address: PO Box 318, Buronga NSW 2739
Phone: (03) 5021 8900
Fax: (03) 5022 2037
Fuel Supplies & Usage
Unfortunately, there is no longer any fuel available at Pooncarie.
|4cyl 17 litres||4cyl 20 litres||4cyl 25 litres|
|6cyl 19 litres||6cyl 22 litres||6cyl 22 litres|
|8cyl 19 litres||8cyl 20 litres|
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.
Best Time To VisitOutback New South Wales
experiences very hot and dry summers. Travel is safer and more enjoyable between March and October. Please note - unsealed roads may be closed after rain.
Closest Climatic Station
Pooncarie Mail Agency
Distance from Trek Mid Point 34.99km NW
Best time to travel Ok time to travel Travel NOT recommended
|Mean Max. °C||35.8||34.4||30.5||26.3||20.9||17.3||17.0||19.5||23.4||26.9||31.0||33.2|
|Mean Min. °C||18.8||18.2||14.8||11.1||7.1||5.2||4.4||5.4||7.7||10.6||14.4||16.2|
|Mean Rain mm||23.1||23.2||18.3||17.5||25.9||26.0||22.5||22.6||21.5||26.3||20.9||21.4|
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