Yanga Historic Refrigeration Shed
Yanga National Park
Yanga Historic Refrigeration Shed is located at Yanga Homestead. It’s a fascinating way to learn about the history of an iconic station in Australia’s outback.
The refrigeration unit was one of Australia’s first when pioneering meat exporter Arthur Sims installed it in 1922. Refrigeration was a major boon to the isolated Yanga Homestead and its staff of 40.
Chilled to near freezing temperatures, the cool rooms were used to make ice blocks. The ice was used in domestic ice boxes to cool milk, butter and vegetables.
Step in to the past and explore the history of Yanga National Park’s pastoral and Aboriginal heritage. Bring a picnic to enjoy while looking out to the lake.
Short yet rewarding Yanga Lake walking track is a family friendly lakeside walk offering scenic wetlands views and spectacular birdwatching in Yanga National Park.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- 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