Main Campground - Mungo National Park

National Park - New South Wales


Who said outback camping has to mean roughing it? At Main Camp, you'll find good basic facilities, including an amenities block, barbecues and picnic tables. Plus, it's just a short drive to Mungo Visitor Centre, where you can access hot showers, flush toilets and a public phone, so all the creature comforts are within easy reach.

With its 33 roomy sites, there's plenty of space for your caravan, as well as for those with camping trailers and tents. The campground's location close to the park's entry and several attractions makes it a convenient place to base yourself and soak up this fascinating ancient landscape.

Spot kangaroos, fire up the barbecue and have an old-fashioned sing-along.  Immerse yourself in the area's rich Aboriginal history on a Discovery tour, or set out on the Grasslands Nature trail.  And of course, no visit is complete without a sunset visit to Mungo Lookout.  Located within walking distance of the campground, the Walls' extraordinary colours and captivating scenery are sure to remain in your mind's eye as you drift off to sleep.

Activities: walking, mountain biking

Getting there: Main campground is in the south western precinct of Mungo National Park. To get there:

  • From Sturt Highway, take Silver City Highway south of Mildura.

  • Turn right into Arumpo Road and follow to the end

  • Main campground is on the right shortly before the T-intersection

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues (free), non-flush toilets, amenities block, visitor centre, trackhead/access point

  • The route to the campground includes unpaved roads, generally suitable for 2WD cars, though roads may become impassable in wet weather.

Add this one to your bucket list if you haven't already been. The terrain and feeling of isolation is invigorating. Be sure to book a guided tour with an Aboriginal National Park Guide. It is very informative and the only way to experience the park properly. You can have a camp fire so be sure to bring some firewood. A tour of the old sheep station is certainly worth it. The road in will be dusty and possibly corrugated in places, but hey this is Australia and you can't stick to the bitumen and see it properly. The council will close the roads if heavy rain is forecast. So check the weather, do yourself a favour and most of all.....ENJOY!

Great campsite, suitable for big rigs. However check road conditions at Balranald Info Centre. The road from Mildura is, apparently, very corrugated. We went in from Balranald. The unsealed section was, on the whole, pretty good - sand over hard packed clay. There were some short sections of corrugations and a few washouts on the road edges which were easily avoided. We left the park via the Top Hut road. 55km unsealed. 2/3 of it was good. The last 1/3 corrugations. Mungo NP was worth every single corrugation, and then some. If you can, do it!
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