Lunettes of Mungo
There are several great places inside Mungo National Park to see the sun go down. My first evening there I choose the Red Top lookout, which was easily accessible after the 11 hour drive from Sydney.
Red Top provides the visitor with a great view from above of the haunting and fragile lunettes. These lunettes are formed from the wind and rain that pelts this area of the Outback, and creates these unique formations at what is called “The Walls of China.”
I’ve seen many sunsets in my life, but some of the best have been in Australia’s Outback. Be it in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, or New South Wales, there is just something special about an Outback sunset.
Mungo National Park is a place I have wanted to visit since moving to Australia. It is in the Outback of New South Wales, about 1,000km southwest of Sydney. It is remote, and only approachable on dirt roads that are closed after heavy rain. The national park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Willandra Lakes Region, an area of 2,400 square kilometres that incorporates seventeen dry lakes. 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.