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Regatta Beach picnic area

Yanga National Park


Enjoy swimming, boating, birdwatching and paddling in the tranquil lakeside waters of picturesque Regatta Beach picnic area in Yanga National Park, near Balranald.

Picnic areas
Yanga National Park
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch
  • The weather in this park can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.

For a relaxing family holiday, in one of the state’s newest parks, load up the trailer and head to Yanga National Park within Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. With its vast riverine wetlands, just east of Balranald, and on the shores of Yanga Lake, Regatta Beach picnic area is a great spot for fishing, boating, swimming and birdwatching.

With large shady areas and sandy beaches, the calm lakeside spot provides great swimming and paddling opportunities for the kids, and is a popular spot with local boating enthusiasts. Launch the boat or kayak and explore the vast waterways, or try your hand at fishing.

If you’re feeling leisurely, sit back under the ancient river gums and enjoy watching the migratory waterbirds including pelicans, egrets and herons.

With so much to do on and around the water, you might be tempted to stay a while in the Riverina area. Spend a couple of nights at Mamanga campground and explore the unique natural and cultural heritage of the river country, including Yanga Homestead precinct.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
    • 339A Murray Street, Hay NSW
    • Yanga National Park office
      03 5020 1764
      Contact hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm daily.
    • Sturt Highway, Yanga NSW 2715
See more visitor info
Regatta Beach picnic area, Yanga National Park. Photo: Courtesy of Outback Geo Adventures