Red Top Sunset
The Red Top lookout at Mungo National Park lived up to its name the evening I was there. As the sun slipped below the horizon, the sky appeared to be on fire, with the clouds highlighting the orange and red hues of the sun. It was a spectacular sight to behold, and continued for longer than I thought it would.
Mungo National Park is a place I have wanted to visit since moving to Australia. It is in the Outback of New South Wales, about 1,000km southwest of Sydney. It is remote, and only approachable on dirt roads that are closed after heavy rain. The national park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Willandra Lakes Region, an area of 2,400 square kilometres that incorporates seventeen dry lakes. The remains of Mungo Man, the oldest human remains discovered in Australia, and Mungo Lady, the oldest known human to have been ritually cremated, were both discovered within the park.