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Yanga Homestead

Yanga National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 12 October 2021, 4.41pm

Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.36pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.41pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and 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 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.

Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 21 Jan 2022, 3.54pm to Sun 13 Feb 2022, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.59pm

Closed areas: Berry Jerry precinct closed due to flooding

Berry Jerry precinct in this park is closed due to flooding until Sunday 13 February 2022. The closure will be reassessed at this time and may be extended, if required.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Thu 13 Jan 2022, 3.42pm

Other incidents: Algae Alert

A Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The species of algae are yet to be identified but are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed and skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open but people should avoid contact with the water. For more information visit WaterNSW website.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jan 2022, 4.42pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 8.59am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

All campgrounds in Murrumbidgee National park and Murrumbidgee Regional Parks are closed due to continued flooding and heavy rain. 

This closure includes campgrounds in Benerembah, Cuba, Dunoon Lagoon, Euroley, Jurambula, MIA 1, MIA 2, MIA 3, Narrandera, Willbriggie, Willbriggie East and Yarradda precincts.

Please do not drive through floodwater.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 10.53am to Sat 5 Feb 2022, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jan 2022, 11.27am

Safety alerts: Roads damaged by flooding/ localised rain

Roads are rough and potholed with some wet, boggy sections from flooding and localised rain. Take care and drive safely.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 10.09am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.24am

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - solid fuel fire ban

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 16 Aug 2021, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Yanga National Park partial closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities. These areas are affected by high river & lake levels.

For more information, please call the Yanga National Park Office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.36pm to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.55pm. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 4.41pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Lower Darling area parks and reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and all Lower Darling area parks and 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 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 13 Jul 2021, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Sep 2021, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. It is envisaged that these campgrounds may open on 1 December 2021, but this will depend on access due to flooding. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

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/venues/yanga-homestead/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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