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Woolpress Bend campground

Yanga National Park

Overview

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Woolpress Bend campground in Yanga National Park offers secluded camping on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Spend your days paddling, fishing, birdwatching or explore the history of this remote and beautiful park.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 3
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle and Off-road caravan site
What to bring Cooking water, drinking water, fuel stove
Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Woolpress Bend has 3 marked campsites located 500m apart
  • Sites are suitable for large groups
  • This campground can be very busy during Easter, so try to book early.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.
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Named after the steam press that produced bales of wool at this site in the 1850s, Woolpress Bend campground is a place of rich pastoral heritage and natural beauty.

Set up your tent, camper trailer or caravan by the Murrumbidgee River. You’ll soon settle into the relaxed pace of this remote spot in Yanga National Park. Join the kids for a swim in the river, or throw in a fishing line as the sun sets over the red gum wetlands.

It’s a haven for birdlife, including pelicans, grey-crowned babblers and brown treecreepers. Watch as kangaroos, emus and swamp wallabies roam the saltbush plains or come down to the river to drink.

Nearby, you’ll find Wollpress Bend picnic area with the remains of the original woolpress. Cook up a hearty breakfast, before going on a walk or paddle along the river.

On the way back to Balranald, stop in at Yanga Woolshed for a self-guided tour of the authentic 19th century woolshed with pretty river views.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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  • in Yanga National Park 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.

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Aerial view of Woolpress Bend campground beside the Murrumbidgee River, Yanga National Park. Photo: Vision House Photography/OEH.