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Lake Mungo, Murray River - Mildura to Coorong. (14th - 29th July 2010)

Map:-

Arumpo 1:10000 and Road maps

Party:-

Ken, Dug

Lake Mungo and about the beginings of modern man?


This was a 15 day trip from Newcastle to Lake Mungo in western NSW, then the Coorong at the mouth of the Murray River in SA.

The trip from Mildura to the Coorong followed the Murray River by road as much as easily possible. Google Earth showed the Murray Darling system topped up with water, in the swamps and billabongs along the way.



Wednesday 14 (day  1)

To

Saturday 17 (day 4)

Kerrabee Picnic area

We drove from Newcastle though the hunter, Sandy Hollow, Baeremi, Ulan, Parkes, West Wyalong, Balranald to Lake Mungo in the west.

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Wals of China Tourist area

Saturday 17 (day 4)

To

Friday 23 (day 10)

Billboard explaining geography and human history of Lake Mungo.  Pic by Dug

We spent 6 days exploring Lake Mungo. This was cut short because Ken wanted to get home.

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Canoe tree, Bark cut from a river red gum to make a native canoe, pre white settlement.  Pic by dug

Friday 23 (day 10)

To

Thursday day 29 (day 16)

Barrage stopping salination of Murray River.  Pic by Dug

We drove to Mildura and then followed the Murray River to it's mouth in the Coorong, then returned to Newcastle via Horsham, Albury, Parkes.

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Coorong Sun Set, my camp site. Pic by Dug

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