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Yanga Historic Refrigeration Shed

Yanga National Park

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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.


  • Yanga Homestead, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan © OEH

    Yanga Homestead

    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.

  • Yanga Lake walking track, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    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.

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.

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  • 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.