Willandra Lakes Region

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Willandra Lakes Region
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Willandra Lakes.png
Part of the Willandra Lakes system. 1) Lake Mulurulu, 2) Willandra Creek, 3) Garnpung Lake, 4) Lake Leaghur, 5) Lake Mungo, 6) Lake Arumpo, 7) Chibnalwood Lakes.

Type Mixed
Criteria iii, viii
Reference 167
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1981 (5th Session)

The Willandra Lakes Region is a World Heritage Site that covers 2,400 square kilometres in south-western New South Wales, Australia. [1]

The Region contains important natural and cultural features including exceptional examples of past human civilization including the world's oldest cremation site. A small section of the region is protected by the Mungo National Park.

The Willandra Lakes Region was added to the Australian National Heritage List in May 2007.[2]



  1. ^ "21 World Heritage Sites you have probably never heard of". Daily Telegraph. 
  2. ^ "Willandra Lakes". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 

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Coordinates: 34°00′S 143°00′E / 34.000°S 143.000°E / -34.000; 143.000