Willandra Lakes region human fossil trackway interpretation: significance of site

The Willandra Lakes Region covers 2,400 km2 of a semi-arid landscape mosaic in the Murray Basin area of far south western New South Wales. It comprises dried saline lake bed plains vegetated with saltbush communities, fringing sand dunes and woodlands with grassy understoreys. The region was registered on the World Heritage List for its superlative cultural and natural universal values.

The Willandra Lakes Region exhibits an outstanding sequence of Aboriginal cultural occupation that extends over tens of thousands of years, including its amazing record to major changes over time in both climate and environment.