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Yanga Woolshed

Yanga National Park

Overview

Take a self-guided tour of Yanga Woolshed in Yanga National Park. When constructed the Woolshed was once the Riverina’s largest, and offers an insight into Australia’s pastoral history.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
312 Windomal Road, Balranald, NSW, 2715 - in Yanga National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water
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Yanga Woolshed is available for events and function hire.

Please note

Water is not available at Yanga Woolshed.

Located along Murrumbidgee River, Yanga Woolshed was built in the late 1800s. Once the largest, most modern woolshed in the district, it housed 3,000 sheep and provided work for up to 40 shearers at a time.

Today, the woolshed is in Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, and you can wander through it on a self-guided tour, exploring its runs and pens, getting a feel for an authentic 19th century woolshed and a taste of Australian history.

You’ll also find an interpretive display to fill you in on the history of the area – once Yanga Sheep Station. Close your eyes and breathe in the smells of the past, imagining the sounds of docked paddle boats outside, waiting to transport their wool cargo down the river highway.

Don’t forget to check out the viewing platform for great river views; it was once where the old wharf stood. Pack lunch and visit the nearby Yanga Woolshed picnic area or stay overnight at Mamanga campground.

Yanga Woolshed is also available for weddings and private functions.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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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.

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Yanga Woolshed, Yanga National Park. Photo: Gavin Hansford