Welcome to Mungo National Park


Within the park, Lake Mungo is a dry lake and the site of the oldest archaeological finds in Australia. It also has the longest continual record of human culture: the world's oldest-recorded cremation site – thought to be over 40,000 years old – has been found here.

The area is the traditional homeland of the Barkindji, Ngyiampaa and Mutthi Mutthi peoples, and in late 2018 the remains of 105 tribal ancestors – including those of 40,000 year-old 'Mungo Man' – were returned to the park to be reinterred according to the wishes of the three local tribes.

The best time to visit is from April to October as summer temperatures are usually scorching.


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Mungo National Park in detail