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Yanga National Park

Overview

Yanga National Park, close to Balranald, features great fishing spots along the Murrumbidgee River. Bring your tent or caravan to stay at the free campgrounds. Bird watchers will also enjoy Yanga Lake. 

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Yanga National Park may be one of the state's newest parks, but this land boasts a long and significant history and Aboriginal families have lived here for a millennia. 

From the early explorers, to shearers and rabbit trappers, fishermen and campers – people have flocked to this area for all sorts of reasons. Now it's your turn to camp by the banks of the Murrumbidgee like Burke and Wills once did. 

Unbeatable for bird watching, you'll see as many as 150 species of birds in the park’s trees, skies and ecologically-important wetlands. Be sure to check out Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide too. Acquaint yourself with bygone days at the old Yanga homestead and woolshed or enjoy a spot of fishing by the river. You might even take a guided tour and visit significant Aboriginal cultural sites.

Drop in to the park office in Balranald to pick up information and learn about self-guided tours. Park staff are always happy to answer your questions and offer expert advice on camping or bushwalking in the area. If the park office is unattended you can also find plenty of visitor information at Balranald Discovery Centre. The Cook’s Cottage exhibition is open daily and you can wander around the grounds of the homestead.

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

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

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

Contact

  • 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
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    • 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.