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Yanga National Park


Yanga National Park, close to Balranald, features lots of great fishing spots along the Murrumbidgee River. Bring your tent or caravan to stay at the free campgrounds.

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Yanga National Park may be one of the state's newest parks, but the land itself boasts a long and significant history. From Aboriginal families to early explorers, shearers to rabbit trappers, fishermen to campers – people have been visiting the area for millennia. Now it's your turn.

Also known as Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, Yanga contains fascinating chapters of Australian history. Camp by the banks of the Murrumbidgee like Burke and Wills once did; see over 150 species of birds in the park’s trees, skies and ecologically-important wetlands; acquaint yourself with bygone days at the old homestead, woolshed and countless Aboriginal sites, and enjoy a spot of fishing by the river.

No visit to Yanga National Park is complete without stopping by its Park Office. Housed in 1950s buildings, the office offers a wealth of information about the area. The park's rangers are happy to answer your questions and give you expert advice on camping or bushwalking in the area.


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Yanga National Park is open Sunrise to Sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Yanga Homestead Precinct is open 8.30am - 4.30pm.

    • Hay area office
      (02) 6990 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 339A Murray Street, Hay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6990 8250
    • Yanga National Park
      (03) 5020 1764
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily
    • Sturt Highway, Balranald NSW
    • Fax: (03) 5020 1914
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Follow the dirt track to Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.