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Yanga Lake viewing deck

Yanga National Park

Overview

Yanga Lake viewing deck offers spectacular birdwatching and scenic wetland views in Yanga National Park, near Balranald.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Yanga National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Opening times

8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Sunday

What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

For tranquil lakeside views and spectacular birdwatching, Yanga Lake viewing deck, near Balranald, is an ideal stopover while exploring Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. A great spot for a family picnic, prepare to be enthralled by a magnificent array of migratory and wetland birds.

From this elevated scenic lookout, you’ll be enthralled by sweeping 270 degree views of the immense 1,200ha wetlands. Look for Pelican Point to the south and Regatta Beach to the west. Keep an ear out for the rumbling call of the endangered southern bell frog.

This park protects vital feeding and breeding grounds for over 150 species of migratory and water birds. For birdwatching, take advantage of the pedestal binoculars for close up views of spoonbills, herons and glossy ibis. If you’re keen to stretch your legs, try Yanga Lake walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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.

    • Hay area office
      (02) 6990 8200
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 339A Murray Street, Hay NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6990 8250
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    • Yanga National Park
      (03) 5020 1764
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm daily
    • Sturt Highway, Balranald NSW
    • Fax: (03) 5020 1914
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Yanga Lake viewing deck, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan