Mungo

I’m a coastal honkie. I spend 99.9% of my time hugging the beaches and rarely venture inland. Today I ended up 1000 kilometres inland for my daily shoot! On the VIC/SA borders with NSW you’ll find an ancient dried up lake now called Mungo National Park. It’s a bizarrely beautiful place with ancient sand/clay formations that look like their from the Moon, Mars and a Mad Max set.

The Mungo National Park is noted for the archaeological remains discovered in the park. The remains of Mungo Man, the oldest human remains discovered in Australia, and Mungo Lady, the oldest known human to have been ritually cremated, were both discovered within the park.

You need a certified guide to accompany you around most of the park but I found the local taxi, a Cessna Skyhawk not a bad way to check out the ancient lunette.

If you like isolation, it’s your place. One of the remotest places I’ve shot.

Need things to do this Schoolies adventures? Ideas right here.

:: uge

P.S. Yes, yes, I know there are fun waves today.

Ah yes, this is 'Strayla!

Ah yes, this is 'Strayla!

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Lone tree. Mildura

Lone tree. Mildura

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What's that Skip? Happy Hour at the Lodge?

What's that Skip? Happy Hour at the Lodge?

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Ancient

Ancient

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Sand dunes in the middle of nowhere

Sand dunes in the middle of nowhere

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Textures, Mungo National Park

Textures, Mungo National Park

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Wash outs

Wash outs

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Laying down some roots

Laying down some roots

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Like being on the moon

Like being on the moon

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The moonscape of a dried up ancient lake

The moonscape of a dried up ancient lake

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Sunrise on Mungo

Sunrise on Mungo

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Red dirt of Oz

Red dirt of Oz

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Mungo new moon!

Mungo new moon!

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3 thoughts on “Mungo

  1. I live in Forster and spend 2-3 months a year on a 60,000 acre sheep property about 60km east of Mungo NP. Looking after a house (and dog) right now at Watson’s Bay. Next month at Newcastle. You are working at covering my territory!

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