Red Top lookout and boardwalk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.1km

  • Duration: 15mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Drive Tour, Mungo

  • End: Drive Tour, Mungo

  • Location: Mungo National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 999 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.788545

  • Longitude: 143.1134517

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Red Top lookout and boardwalk is a 0.1km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in the Mungo National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 15mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Mungo is one of a handful of places where you can see the extraordinary effects of erosion on the landscape. Red Top lookout and boardwalk is an unbeatable vantage point, offering bird's eye views of the park's remarkable deep ravines, rippling patterns and rich textures.
From Mungo Visitor Centre, it's an easy half-hour drive to the lookout via the Mungo Self-guided Drive tour. Along the way, you'll find signs discussing the long-term climate changes that led to the lakes in Mungo National Park drying out.
Don't forget your camera as there some attention-grabbing views, continue along the drive to nearby Rosewood picnic area for a picnic lunch.
Take a virtual tour of Red Top lookout and boardwalk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Mungo National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
Mungo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Red Top lookout and boardwalk is in the Walls of China precinct of Mungo National Park. To get there:From Sturt Highway, take Silver City Highway south of MilduraTurn right into Arumpo Road and follow to the endTurn left into Balranald RoadTake the first right into Mailbox Road and continue to the Mungo Visitor CentreFollow Mungo Self-guided Drive tour to the lookout and boardwalk Parking Parking is available at Red Top lookout and boardwalk.


The lookout is easily accessible for wheelchairs, prams and strollers along the short boardwalk
The boardwalk is about 100m return
This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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