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Has anyone ever been to Mungo National Park, it is somewhere I always wanted to go but never got around to it. Getting there Virgin Australia and Qantaslink fly to Mildura from Melbourne (about 1hr, from $235 on Qantaslink, low-season return); Sydney passengers fly via Melbourne. Mungo National Park is about 110 kilometres north-east of Mildura, near Wentworth in NSW. A four-wheel-drive is recommended in wet weather for entrance to the park. Staying there Just outside the park, Mungo Lodge is the area's high-end option. Deluxe cabins for two are $260 a night. A self-contained cabin for four adults or two adults and two children is $410 a night. Phone ahead to confirm road conditions; phone (03) 5029 7297; mungolodge.com.au. Turlee Station Stay is a working station near Mungo that offers four-star "bush cabins" for $150 a night. Shearers' quarters cost from $50 a night. Camping is $8. Phone 1800 991 995; see turleestationstay.com.au. In Mungo National Park are shearers' quarters near the visitors' centre capable of housing up to 26 people. $30 an adult; $10 a child. Camping at Main Camp or Belah Camp on the self-guided driving track is $5 a night. phone (03) 5021 8900. Things to do Aboriginal Discovery Tours are conducted by the three tribal groups taking in the Walls of China or a Foreshore Walk and placing Mungo in its context of indigenous history. Bookings are essential; phone (03) 5021 8904; see discovermungo.com.au. Harry Nanya Tours through Mungo National Park operate in daytime April-October, then switch to sunset tours in November-March because of temperatures. From $160 a person, including park fees, morning tea and a buffet-style picnic lunch or dinner; phone (03) 5027 2076; see harrynanyatours.com.au. Nearby Wentworth is also worth a visit for its historic buildings, the Murray and Darling rivers, and the famous Perry Sandhills. Artback Gallery and Cafe exhibits works from local artists and serves the best coffee in town; phone (03) 5027 2298; see artbackaustralia.com.au. More information See visitmungo.com.au.