The Road Ahead : April May 2007
34 APR/MAY 07 Join our team Explore RACQ careers at racq.com/careers 10786HR FURTHER INFORMATION: Mungo is about 990 km west of Sydney. Although all roads leading directly into Mungo are unsealed, access is possible by 2WD. However, the area is impassable after rain. Due to the very hot summer temperatures, it's best to visit between March and October. Camping costs $3 per person per night at the Main and Belah campsites. Alternatively, accommodation is available nearby. For more information, contact the Buronga National Parks and Wildlife Centre. TRIP WITH RACQ You can plan your driving holidays, including accommodation, with RACQ's trip planner at racq.com. Larger than any dune I have ever seen at a beach, it is an imposing 30 m high and 10 m wide, being slightly cur ved like the crescent of the moon. Chinese labourers, who once worked in the area when European settlement first occurred there, named it, being reminded of the dominant shape of The Great Wall of China. Climbing to the top of these astounding cream-fluted and crinkled dunes, where we could see forever over the dried saltbush lakebed, took our breath away (literally). But it was the silence that floored us. However, something not to be missed from atop the lofty walls is Mungo's sunset spectacle, followed by the rising of the translucent moon and the appearance of a star-studded galaxy. Mungo is a spiritual place -- a place to which I vow to return. ABOVE: A bearded dragon. Pinnacles sculptured by wind and rain dot the Mungo landscape.
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