Yanga Lake paddle
Yanga National Park
Kayak Yanga Lake for an outback experience like no other. Wonder at the vast sky reflected in 1200ha of water, and spot wildlife and birds drawn to the wetlands in Yanga National Park.
- Yanga National Park in Murray-Riverina
- No wheelchair access
- Time suggested
- 3 - 6 hr
- Medium. All participants must be able to swim. Moderate level of fitness required.
- What to
- Drinking water, sunscreen, hat
- Please note
Yanga Lake is a reasonably isolated area, so it’s a good idea to bring all supplies for your vehicle and your group.
If you’re visiting Yanga Woolshed and Yanga Homestead, near Balranald, make time to go kayaking on Yanga Lake as well. It’s a great activity for people of all ages, from bird watchers and photographers, to paddling enthusiasts and active families.
Glide through the calm waters under the vast outback sky, surrounded by rows of ancient river red gum eucalypts. The sense of freedom and tranquillity is unforgettable, and inspires a deep connection with the natural landscape.
Birdwatchers will relish spotting a whole cast of water birds. Autumn and spring – the birds’ breeding season – are the best times to paddle, but through the year you can see black and whistling kites, wedge-tailed eagles and white-bellied sea eagles, cormorants and egrets. By the shore, there’s bound to be emus, kangaroos and a goanna or two.
Yanga Lake viewing deck
Yanga Lake viewing deck offers spectacular birdwatching and scenic wetland views in Yanga National Park, near Balranald.
Yanga Lake walking track
Short yet rewarding Yanga Lake walking track is a family friendly lakeside walk offering scenic wetlands views and spectacular birdwatching in Yanga National Park.
The Willows campground and picnic area
The Willows campground in Yanga State Conservation Area has tent, trailer and caravan campsites with picnic tables and barbecues. Great fishing and birdwatching awaits.
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- 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.
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- Canoeing/paddling (2)
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- Historic heritage (6)
- Picnics and barbecues (6)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (1)
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