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Yanga Lake viewing deck

Yanga National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yanga Lake viewing deck.

Getting there and parking

Yanga Lake viewing deck is in the Homestead precinct of Yanga National Park. To get there:

  • From Balranald, travel east along Sturt Highway for 7km.
  • Turn right into Yanga picnic area just over Yanga Creek
  • Turn left at the Yanga National Park sign and drive 2km along unsealed road to Yanga Homestead
  • The viewing deck is located at the rear of the homestead

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yanga Lake viewing deck can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Yanga Homestead.
 

Best times to visit

The locals will tell you it can get pretty hot out this way, so you may wish to time your visit to avoid the summer heat. Temperatures during autumn, winter and spring are more moderate - just be sure to check the forecast as roads can become inaccessible in wet weather.

Spring

A great time to see the woodland birds - be sure to bring your binoculars.

Facilities

Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area
  • Wheelchair ramp

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Yanga Lake viewing deck

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