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Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide

Yanga National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide.

Getting there and parking

Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide in the Homestead precinct of Yanga National Park. To get there:

  • From Balranald, travel east along Sturt Highway for 7km.
  • Turn right into Yanga picnic area just over Yanga Creek
  • Turn left at the Yanga National Park sign and drive 2km along unsealed road to Yanga Homestead
  • Follow Yanga Lake walking track to the bird hide

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Yanga Homestead.

Best times to visit

The locals will tell you it can get pretty hot out this way, so you may wish to time your visit to avoid the summer heat. Temperatures during autumn, winter and spring are more moderate - just be sure to check the forecast as roads can become inaccessible in wet weather.

Spring

A great time to see the woodland birds - be sure to bring your binoculars.

Facilities

Picnic tables

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
  • There is a ramp into the bird hide however the area is very sandy

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide

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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.

Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan