There’s a new name for the camp at Pooncarie – known as Padda Park in Camps 10, NSW site 1153. It is now Pooncarie Multi Purpose Park (Wakefied Oval).

Site fees and deposit for key (for power) is payable at Pooncarie Hotel, 9 Tarcoola St.

This site features 1200 acres of dispersed camping stretched along the Darling River as well as a 9 hole golf course.

There are 8 powered campsites available at no extra charge, no bookings taken, it is “first in best dressed”.

You’ll find toilets (also disability), showers, picnic tables, fire pits, dump point, BBQ, mobile photo coverage, views and boat ramp. Pets are allowed and it is suitable for big rigs. All at a budget price. 

Pooncarie is the closest town to the Mungo National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Willandra Lakes Region, an area of 2,400 square kilometres that incorporates seventeen dry lakes.

The seventeen dry lakes are not all called Mungo but are all declared world heritage. The creek that used to flow into Mungo is being preserved as a sacred site. The roads to, in or around the park are unsealed and may become impassable in 2-wheel-drive.

Pooncarie is 140 km north east of Mildura, 52 km west of Mungo National Park. 

Images courtesy of Wentworth Visitor Information Centre