The town of Mungindi
Population: Approx. 700
It is a simple fact that Mungindi is unique! Straddling the Barwon River, Mungindi is called by one name but located in two states, NSW and QLD and is the only border town in the Southern Hemisphere sharing the same name in both states. Sitting atop the Carnarvon Highway which links Melbourne with Darwin, Mungindi is the connecting point of four Shires being Moree Plains NSW, Walgett NSW, St George QLD and Goondiwindi QLD. The landscape between Moree and Mungindi is starkly beautiful and as you travel you may encounter all manner of Australian native wildlife including emus, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, galahs, cockatoos, water birds, goannas and other reptiles.
With a population of approximately 700 people, the district produces wheat, cotton, sheep and beef cattle for local, national and international markets. Mungindi's CBD is located in NSW, but uniquely there are two Police stations, one in each state. The Schools, with the exception of the Community Pre-School, are in NSW while the Hospital is situated on the Queensland side. It may sound confusing but life in this fabulous little town is simplicity itself.
This positive, vibrant community has played host to world-class events and festivals brought about through the enormous energy and commitment of the willing locals and the Arts are alive and well in Mungindi with numerous committees, clubs and organisations nurturing the creativity of the district. Dedicated to supporting local projects and people, Mungindi's CWA, RSL, Historical Society, St Vincent de Paul Society, Meals on Wheels and Progress Association ensure that the entire community is well cared for.
Sporting activities too numerous to mention are part of the fabric of the village with something for every age and stage of life. If you like some thrills and spills, make sure you head along to the Mungindi Mud Trials. In their "mudbombs", adventurous souls take on the thick, slippery, boggy, black mud on a specially contrived racecourse. "Mudbombs" are vehicles specifically engineered to cope with the extraordinary conditions and win the race. If you're feeling brave, you can even enter the Mungindi Mud Footrace and try your luck sprinting to the finish line through the quagmire!
While in Mungindi, be sure to "take the waters" relaxing in the hot Artesian spa at the local pool complex. Allow the soothing, mineral water to rejuvenate your body in tranquil surroundings before heading out for a meal at one of the town's clubs or hotels. After a busy day, you can then turn in for the night in your choice of accommodation from camping on the riverbank or in the caravan park to motel-style rooms.
MUNGINDI HOT POOL
Bucknell Street, Mungindi NSW 2406
P: (02) 6753 2347
Opening hours vary with the season, please enquire with Tourism Moree.
For more information about Mungindi, go to www.mungindi.org.au