Mungo National Park

Bluey

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Has anyone camped here do you need a grey water tank ive heard its an amazing place carnt wait to go after our Eldee Station trip at easter last time it was raining so all roads closed we will be going from Broken hill i think 180ks dirt road to get there from menningee lakes ( spell check) any info would be great 3 nights penciled in for there
 

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Been looking at WiKi Camps about the place as well as the NPWS site, its on my list if we head down that way later this year. Can't remember if it contained or not, don't think so though, Van park on edge of park and a camp just inside....Was planning on a night or 2 at Pooncarrie before Mungo.
 
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Not much at poonarrie we had lunch at the old pub there not bad ive read all the park info carnt find anything so will ring Buronga or wentworth to find out dont want to get there to find im not prepared some great free camping at menningie lakes
 

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We camped at Mungo NP two years ago. There is a toilet block there and showers at the visitors centre so I think you could get away without a grey water tank if you used the parks facilities. With our sink water we ran that into a bucket and watered the trees.
 

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We camped at Mungo NP two years ago. There is a toilet block there and showers at the visitors centre so I think you could get away without a grey water tank if you used the parks facilities. With our sink water we ran that into a bucket and watered the trees.
Yes i will if not i will drive out of park and empty my drum but im sure it will be fine did you do the tour 30 odd bucks each they say it's good to get ip close to stuff you carnt normally
 

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Kids won't care......never know the timing might match.......could have a coldie together.
Yes would be very good we should be there 3...4....5...6....April we are going there from meningee lakes on the poocarrie rd all dirt bit of black stuff in pooncarrie then on to Top Hat rd to get to Mungo looking so forward to getting out in the outback
 

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Yes i will if not i will drive out of park and empty my drum but im sure it will be fine did you do the tour 30 odd bucks each they say it's good to get ip close to stuff you carnt normally
Yes we did a tour but I can’t remember how much it was. You get to go behind the fences and barricades where the non-paying public can’t access. The park ranger guide whose name might have been Don was an indigenous fella from that clan who is also a school teacher. His knowledge and stories were well worth the tour price.
 

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Diddo on the tour. Did it a couple years back and well worth it. He also pulled out a guitar and sang a few songs indigenously.
We did notice the general public not on the tour all walling around the place and the rangers didn't seem too fussed, so not sure if you *need* to be on a guided tour thing.
We also used the showers at the visitor centre, long drop in the park and ran the hose off the sink to the trees. Same as what everyone else was doing. Maybe changed in the past 2 yrs?)
We got in about 4pm and the camping area was full (although some pricks were set up over 2 spots so they could have that little area to themselves) - snagged the last spot while others were still doing laps looking for the 'best' one.
 

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@MDS69 and @straydingo can you tell me if the bbq open fires are at the sites or away from them so can we have a fire not far from the van as kids will be sleeping so dont wont to be far away ????
If fires are close will leave roof rack on for carrying wood if not may take it off but somtimes its good to stand up there to take pics
 

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@Bluey we were unfortunate in that the camping spots were full when we arrived but the ranger allowed us (3 vans and a tent) to camp in the day parking only area. The stipulation on camping in this area was no fires unfortunately so sorry didn’t take much notice of fire places in the camping area.
 
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Not long now till a very early departure thursday morning im very tired from the pace at work i think i will just start to feel normal again then we will be back but weather looks good there mungo should be good to go with no rain
 

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Drove to Broken hill today 830ks good drive had to overtake a road train 3 trailors long just sat behind spoke to him on uhf when he said go i went easy prado blasted past much easier talking to them
Camped in broken hill top tourist park mmmmmmm its ok but for where it is they couldnt do much better with no water loverly night near no wind warm day so temp now is great
Off to Eldee tomoz 1hr and half up the road so last post for a while no reception there hope everyone has a good and safe easter i will be blasting around in the dust and creek beds giddy up
 

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Well im back in the game after many days off the grid currently at Paika Station north of balranald 300 odd ks of dirt roads...... Eldee was great again .....stayed at Bindara Station as well on the west side of the Darling old pooncarie rd fantistic .... mungo was very good although top hut rd to get there i rate as pox 60ks of shite..... food cupbord door came open bit of spilage the monty carlos all broke on the floor tragic i ate them anyway ..... im camping on the west side of a big lake very nice indeed fish jumping bats flying around a wedge tailed nest near by she goes when you come close ..... great trip so far 2 days to go a gizilon stars above me ..... the bloke at the counter at Mungo said so wheres @Drover lost i said he just shock his head and said again .....
Few quick pics more detailed when i get home the shell im holding is 40000 years old its taking ages for pics to come so good things come to those who wait
A pic of Bindara station built in the 1800s 20180406_182000.jpg 20180406_151447.jpg 20180406_120425.jpg 20180406_101153.jpg 20180405_183630.jpg 20180405_175850.jpg 20180405_175301.jpg 20180404_104146.jpg
 

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Ok back in the game again last night off the grid again camped at Greater Bendigo nat park was nice untill local hoodloms turned up very late and got there motorbikes going early ... un reg dirt bikes.
Barking dogs so much for national park rules and no Rangers to be seen .....confirms my thoughts of not camping in thease places near Melbourne
We went out to the dog fence at a station called Linray its on maps north of eldee the dog fence takes a right angle on the SA border so i know where and you see where we went on maps about 180ks from camrens corner great day
Never heard so many bird songs in the morning than at Bindara not cockies small parrots and small birds got up before dawn just to listen as they woke me up
2400 ks 300 odd all dirt towing mostly good roads bar a few
I came 14th again in the comp not bad 24 cars again but a few first timers so you never know who your going to be up against but its getting to be just going to see the people the comp is a side issue
So a few more pics
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20180407_110814.jpg yanga wool shed 20180407_111648.jpg 20180407_112026.jpg 20180407_112037.jpg 20180407_091351.jpg paika station 20180407_091906.jpg 20180407_065742.jpg 20180405_160923.jpg mungo wool shed 20180405_160214.jpg 20180405_154539.jpg 20180405_143347.jpg 20180405_143733.jpg 20180405_134407.jpg walked up the sand dunes at mungo 20180405_134941.jpg 20180405_111656.jpg 20180405_120814.jpg 20180404_164530.jpg mungo main camp 20180404_164554.jpg 20180405_120724.jpg 20180404_080333.jpg Bindara station camp 20180403_173418.jpg old pooncarie rd west side of Darling 20180403_170847.jpg 20180403_135346.jpg 20180402_135448.jpg 20180402_115346.jpg Sa border dog fence 20180402_120658.jpg 20180401_110938.jpg 4x4 creek comp 20180331_191544.jpg 20180331_190437.jpg 20180331_185529.jpg top of mountain bbq moon rise and sun set 20180331_185521.jpg 20180331_184454.jpg 20180330_100746.jpg 20180330_095422.jpg mundi mundi look out 20180329_162843.jpg outskirts of broken hill
 

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