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Yanga Woolshed picnic area

Yanga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 26 January 2023, 10.17am

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 10.17am.

Closed areas: Visitor attractions closed due to flooding

The following day-use areas are closed until further notice due to impacts of flooding:

  • Regatta Beach Picnic Area
  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

Some campgrounds are also impacted, check website before travel to avoid disappointment. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1826.

Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite Reserves) and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office on 0350 201764 before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Jan 2023, 4.08pm

Closed areas: Willows Campground Closed

The Willows Picnic Area & Campground will be closed for approximately three weeks from Monday 6th February while works are undertaken to upgrade the access road.

For more information contact the park office on 0350 201764.

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 10.17am

Closed areas: Visitor attractions closed due to flooding

The following day-use areas are closed until further notice due to impacts of flooding:

  • Regatta Beach Picnic Area
  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

Some campgrounds are also impacted, check website before travel to avoid disappointment. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Yanga area office on 03 5020 1826.

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 24 Oct 2022, 4.23pm to Sat 4 Mar 2023, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 10.48am

Closed parks: Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Parks and Nature Reserve closed

Murrumbidgee Valley National and Regional Park and Nature Reserve are closed from Monday 24 October 2022 to Saturday 4th March 2023, due to widespread flooding.

Some precincts have been assessed as safe and reopened, these include;

- Cuba precinct

- Dunoon Lagoon

-Willbriggie

-Willbriggie East.

Campgrounds must be booked prior to camping. This can be done at this website Murrumbidgee Valley campgrounds | NSW National Parks.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office, on 02 6966 8100.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Mon 10 Oct 2022, 10.30am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Wed 18 Jan 2023, 9.17am

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Yanga and Kyalite Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in Yanga National Park, Yanga State Conservation Area and Murray Valley Regional Park (Kyalite Reserves) and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office on 0350 201764 before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Jan 2023, 10.10am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/yanga-woolshed-picnic-area/local-alerts

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.

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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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