Woolpress Bend campground
Yanga National Park
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.
|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||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Yanga National Park office
- 8.30am to 4.30pm daily.
- 03 5020 1764
- 38773 Sturt Highway, Balranald NSW 2715
- 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.