December 2011. Myall Lakes National Park, New South Wales, Australia.
I visited Myall Lakes National Park, 4h drive north of Sydney, during my short Christmas holidays. As the name suggests, this national park has some lakes within its borders, but it’s a massive sand dune that’s in my opinion the most interesting feature of this place (it is not the same sand dune as the one describes in previous post). The dune sits along the 16.8km long Mungo Beach and for most of those 16.8km walking through the dune is the only way to get to the beach. And it’s not always easy. The dune is very high so the initial climb is really difficult, with loose sand pushing you one step backwards for every two steps forwards.
Once you manage to climb the dune you will probably wonder whether there really is a beach nearby. Because it looks as if it was the middle of the desert. But the beach is there. You just need to walk through the hot sun for about 10 minutes to get to it.