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Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide

Yanga National Park

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All the family will enjoy spectacular birdwatching and scenic views at Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide in Yanga National Park near Balranald.

Opening times

Open 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Sunday

What to
Drinking water, hat, suitable clothing, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide can become boggy when it rains
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

Attracting over 150 species of birds, Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide offers some of the most spectacular birdwatching in NSW. Accessed along Yanga Lake walking track, it’s a great destination for families and nature-lovers alike. Located near Balranald, Yanga National Park, which is part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, is the perfect spot to have a picnic, unwind and get away from it all.

Nestled amongst the river red gums and old man saltbush, the hide is a great spot to watch the pelicans and black swans as they forage for food and bring up their young in these majestic waterways. Spring and autumn are great times for birdwatching as the lakes fill with birds such as white-bellied sea eagles and great crested grebes.

Don’t miss the historic charm of nearby Yanga Homestead and if you’re tempted to linger, why not spend a night or two at Mamanga campground.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • 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.

See more visitor info