Mamungari Conservation Park

Mamungari (previously The Unnamed) Conservation Park is an UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve containing arid zone wilderness. The park which features red sand dunes covered with desert karrajong, acacias, desert gums and salt lakes is of cultural significance to the Maralinga Tjarutja people.

While discovering the park by foot, look out for the wildlife that inhabit the area's harsh conditions, including the princess parrots, scarlet-chested parrots and the Australian bustards.

The park is managed in partnership with the traditional owners and DEWNR.

Several permits are required to travel through this area. Due to the park's remoteness, visitors must be well-equipped and experienced in outback 4WD travel.


Mamungari Conservation Park is located 450km north west of Ceduna. Access is via Eyre Highway.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2015. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8625 2946

Important information

If you are planning a trip for a school group or other large group, please ensure you let the park know of your intentions (+61 8) 8625 2946.

If you intend to visit remote sections of the park or undertake any risky or strenuous activities, please ensure you let a responsible person know of your intentions, and when you anticipate returning. If you have any questions please contact the park on (+61 8) 8625 2946.

Permits are required to travel through the following areas:

  • Mamungari Conservation Park 
  • Maralinga Tjarutja Lands (4-6 weeks notice is required) 
  • Woomera Prohibited Area 
  • Mabel Creek Station 

Please contact the Maralinga Tjarutja Administrator for further information:

Maralinga Tjarutja Inc. Administrator
Phone: (+61 8) 8625 2946
Fax: (+61 8) 8625 3076

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

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