Lake Mungo & Culpra Milli

Explore Lake Mungo National Park, a World Heritage Listed area, rich with history and evidence of ancient practices from over 60,000 years ago. The dry lake-bed and sand dunes offer a strikingly beautiful landscape for those that step foot at this significant site.

Experience the changing scenery as you spend time on Barkandji Country on the banks of the Murray River, as the tall River Red Gums that hold thousands of years of stories rustle in the breeze.

Why choose Lake Mungo?

  • Lake Mungo immersions are unique because you spend time at Lake Mungo National Park, an archaeological site that holds the oldest history of human life in Australia
  • Hear the stories from the people who continue to care for, protect and manage their land
  • Receive an Aboriginal Ranger Guided Tour of the Mungo Lunettes and see for yourself the remains of ancient life
  • Spend time on Traditional lands at Culpra Milli Station and engage in practices that have existed for thousands of years, on the banks of the Murray River
  • Learn about the way of life of the River Country people

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - School to Culpra Milli Homeland (6 hours)
  • The Red Earth bus picks staff and students up from your school
  • Drive to Culpra Milli in South-West NSW with a lunch stop along the way
  • Meet the Traditional Owners, the Pearce family, and receive a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony on arrival
  • Set up camp, prepare and enjoy dinner
  • Engage in your first reflection
Day 2 - Culpra Milli Homeland
  • Enjoy a walk on Country to the ancient fish traps, on the banks of the Murray River
  • Learn about the importance of artefacts and make own traditional clap sticks
  • Cook some traditional foods known as nhikki manhu over fire
  • Engage in reflections on immersion
Day 3 - Culpra Milli to Lake Mungo National Park (2 hours)
  • Take a morning drive to the oldest Red River Gum nearby the campsite and learn about its significance
  • Farewell to the Pearce family and board the bus for Lake Mungo
  • Drive North-East to Lake Mungo National Park with a lunch stop along the way
  • Meet the Traditional Owners and settle into your new camp
  • Watch the sun set over the picturesque dry lake-bed
  • Cook dinner and enjoy a yarn around the fire
Days 4-5 - Lake Mungo National Park
  • Join an First Nations Ranger guided tour through the famous lunettes at Lake Mungo National Park
  • Discover evidence of Aboriginal ceremony and practises in the eroded clay of the lake bed
  • Hike to the Zanci homestead and learn about Australia's colonisation from a First Nations perspective
  • Enjoy a guided walk and reflection on Aboriginal spirituality with Traditional Owner Vicki Clark OAM
  • Climb the Vigar Wells sand dunes overlooking Lake Mungo and take in the beauty of the National Park
  • Enjoy spectacular sunsets and sunrises and listen to dreaming stories around the campfire
Day 6 - Lake Mungo to School (7 hours)
  • Pack up camp and farewell the Traditional Owners and Red Earth leaders
  • Journey back to school with a lunch stop along the way
  • Arrive back at school around 6:00 pm