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Yanga Lake viewing deck

Yanga National Park

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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
Opening times

8.30am to 4.30pm daily. 

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

Nearby

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

    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.

  • A kayaker on Yanga Lake at sunset, Yanga National Park. Photo: Martin Kendall/OEH

    Yanga Lake paddle

    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.

  • People at Willows campground and picnic area. Photo: Boris Hlavica/NSW Government

    The Willows campground and picnic area

    The Willows campground in Yanga State Conservation Area offers free tent, trailer and caravan campsites with picnic tables and barbecues. Great fishing and birdwatching awaits.

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

General enquiries

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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.

See more visitor info