After a slow trip into Mungo National Park, including 60 km of dirt road, we set up for two nights of bush camping in the national park. The sites were large, level and well spread out. The first afternoon we visited the area know as "The Walls of China" and viewed the formations from the viewing platforms. Unfortunately, we were unable to do the round loop of the park as the road was still closed due to the damage caused by the extremely heavy rains in February.
That night we enjoyed a scrumptious dinner under the stars; roast pork, followed by a rich chocolate berry pudding. Next morning, we moved at a leisurely pace after a breakfast of bacon, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. We visited the "Walls" again with our Aboriginal guide, Tanya, from the national park. She took us onto the sands and explained the history and significance of the area to the Aboriginal people. In the sands, she pointed out evidence of human activity dating back 40 000 years. Another wonderful night was spent dining under the stars.
Sadly, we said farewell to the desert and headed back to the Murray River for a night in Swan Hill where we were lucky enough to camp right beside the river.
Walls of China Mungo National Park
Our camp fire
End of Mungo National Park looking north
Walls of China