Broken Hill national parks and parks

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    WITNESS THE SPECTACULAR WALLS OF CHINA IN MUNGO NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Don Fuchs, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    THE RED PERRY SANDHILLS IN MUNGO NATIONAL PARK: Photo - Don Fuchs, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    MUTAWINTJI NATIONAL PARK IS CHARACTERISED BY BEAUTIFUL GORGES LINED WITH MAJESTIC RIVER RED GUMS: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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The Living Desert Flora & Fauna Sanctuary

On the 2.5km Sanctuary Cultural Walk Trail you will discover Aboriginal Heritage, Sturt Peas and other wildflowers, an arboretum of endemic plants, geological interpretation, animal viewing hide, scenic lookout, prospectors mine site, quartz outcrop and free ranging fauna comprising of Wallabies and Red Kangaroos.

Location: 9kms from the city centre. Take Kaolin Street (Nine Mile Road) and exit on the second right hand turn off.

Phone (08) 8080 3340

Mutawintji National Park

Dominated by the rugged, fiery red Bynguano Ranges, Mutawintji National Park is characterised by beautiful gorges lined with majestic river red gums occasionally punctuated by dark, mysterious rockpools. In this idyllic oasis the silence of the desert accompanies the sounds of birds and animals.

Among the rocky cliffs secrets of an ancient culture are revealed. Dotted throughout the maze of overhangs and rock faces lie an array of Aboriginal rock art and engravings, providing evidence of continuous occupation of this area stretching back over 8 000 years. The scattered remains of fireplaces, stone flakes and grinding stones on the flats paint a picture of the day-to-day life of the people who once occupied the area. The park was returned to its traditional owners in 1998 and is held on their behalf by the Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Visitors most commonly accompany guides into the areas where Aboriginal rock art can be seen and photographed. Guides also tell stories of Dreamtime legends relating to the creation of the landscapes.

Activities

The park is a great place for bushwalking (hiking) and car touring. You can also explore the park on a guided tour.

Camping

There is one campsite available in the park.

Location

130 kilometres north-east of Broken Hill.


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Kinchega National Park

Meander amongst the massive river red gums that silhouette the Darling River or wander along the lake's dry shores and over red sand dunes all of which have withstood the test of time; enduring droughts, floods and witnessing history unfold. Sit back and relax while watching the birds flit past, kangaroos and emus, where red sand reaches up and touches the clear blue sky.

Activities

The park is a great place for car touring and fishing. You can also explore the park on a guided tour.

Camping & accommodation

There is 3 campsites available in the park. The Kinchega Shearers' Quarters also provides accommodation.

Location

111 km south-east of Broken Hill.


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Mungo National Park

The Willandra Lakes World Heritage area, with Mungo National Park at its centre, maintains a continuous record of human occupation stretching back well over 40,000 years. Rain and wind has uncovered ancient fireplaces and hearths, as well as calcified plant matter, artefacts, stone tools and animal bones. At the 33 kilometre long crescent of the Walls of China, erosion has sculpted the sand and clay into dramatic formations.

Activities

The park is a good place for car touring, mountain biking, bush walking (hiking) and has some spectacular lookouts. You can also explore the park on a guided tour.

Camping & accommodation

There is 2 campsites available in the park. The park's historic shearers' quarters also provides accommodation.

Location

316 km from Broken Hill.


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