• Distance 1.3km
  • Altitude max 85m
  • Altitude min 91m
  • Duration .75 hours
  • Trail type Loop
Two Stars

Two Stars

Meh - Take it or leave it

The Australian Hiker Experience Rating is a measure of the overall quality of a walk. It is intended to help you decide whether to walk a trail, not to measure anything objective. Consider this our personal take on the walk.

Grade One

Grade One

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

The Australian Hiker Difficulty Grading System is based on the australian standard for measuring trail hikes.

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Grasslands Nature Trail NSW (1.3km)

Mungo National Park

Nearest Town

Mildura, Victoria

Best Time of the Year to Travel

April-October

Starting Location

At the signposted trailhead in the Mungo National Park Campground close to the park entry

Finish Location

Trailhead in the Mungo National Park Campground

Grasslands Nature Trail Review

Mungo National Park is better known for its World Heritage status due to its cultural significance rather than its walking tracks, while there are a few signposted tracks they’re not overly long. The Grasslands Nature Trail is a fairly short trail at 1.3km in length and is designed to provide an educational opportunity to showcase  a typical example of park vegetation and the impacts that western farming practices have had on the landscape.

This trail starts in the main campground that you will come across very shortly after entering the park. Depending on how busy it is head around the campground loop and if possible park adjacent to the marked trailhead or close to the central toilet and barbecue facilities which is only a short walk away.

This trail is a loop and can be walked either way and with no advice on the signage we headed in an anti-clockwise direction which meant the signage counted down. The trail tread on this walk is fairly wide and flat being designed to be accessible for wheelchairs. The environment in this park is very dry and arid and while there is some variation throughout the park, this walk provides a good example of typical vegetation. Animal life was very much absent with the main creatures being the odd insects and occasional bird.

The interpretation signs along the way discuss the local vegetation and landscape as well as identifying the impacts of poor farming practices in an area that you would struggle at the best of times to grow or raise anything. This is not the type of landscape you want to be walking in the hotter times of the year or if you are, start your walk early in the morning at first light to avoid the heat.

This walk is never going to make it to any top 10 list but if you are staying at the campground or visiting Mungo, its well worth a visit in addition to viewing the amazing landscape and cultural history given you’ve made the 90 minute drive from Mildura. Make sure you drop in at the visitor centre for more detailed information on what’s available at this amazing park.

Mungo National Park entry

Park information kiosk

Trail map

Campground entry on the righthand side of the road as you enter the park

One of the campsites

Parked near the central facilities and ready for the walk

Toilet facilities in the centre of the campground

Barbecue facilities in the centre of the campground

Picnic facilities in the centre of the campground

Trailhead on the Grasslands Nature Trail

Trailhead information

The loop. If you want to follow the 12 information signs in order, do this loop in a clockwise direction

Trail signage

Insect on the ground

Gill on the Grasslands Nature Trail

Taller trees

The bush

A bit of greenery

Belah woodland

Dry undergrowth

Rosewood Tree

Back to the trailhead

Back to the car

Trail Videos


This short video contains photos and video from our walk to show you the walk from start to finish

Getting There

Google map from Mildura. The trip from Mildura is 109 km, some of it on dirt road

The road to Mungo National Park

Busy road to Mungo

Kicked up dust. If the vehicles are large you may have to stop until you can see again

Things to Know

  • Phone: There is no phone signal on this track
  • Water: You need to bring your own water
  • Toilets: There are toilets located in the campground near the trailhead
  • Trail: This trail consists of formed well maintained track with minimal gradient variation
  • Dogs: No dogs allowed
  • Other: 
    • This walk is done in a loop
    • Avoid the summer months – it is very, very hot at that time
    • The track is wheelchair accesible

Disclaimer

This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker

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