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Yanga Lake walking track

Yanga National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yanga Lake walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Yanga Lake walking track 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, where the track begins.

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.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 34°C

Highest recorded

47.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

4°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-4.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May to October

Driest month

January to March

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

93.3mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please be well-prepared for your visit.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

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 pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Yanga Lake walking track

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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.