I am French and I am staying for two short weeks in Melbourne/Australia during late december /early January and among other things I plan to do, I want to see a little bit of the "outback". Since I don't have a lot of money and time to do everything I want to do, I was thinking of doing a 3 days trip to Mildura since it seems to be the closest to Melbourne and from there, plan a day tour to Mungo park -.
Here is my little plan :
D1 : train from Melbourne to Mildura (it's long but the cheapest)
D2 : day trip to Mungo Park + evening in Mildura
D3 : return to Melbourne by train.
My questions are :
Is Mungo Park worth it even if i spend just a day there ? Any good advice on tour operators there ?
Is it okay to go there in January (is the weather not too rough?)
How do I book trains ? I can't find the online booking, it seems you can only do it directly at the train station or by phone ...
If anybody has good advice, for me I will be happy to hear them.
Thanks in advance.