Yanga Homestead

Murray Riverina

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Steeped in Australian pastoral history, Yanga Homestead in Yanga National Park is one of NSW’s historic wedding venues. The perfect venue hire option if you're looking for a uniquely Australian historic space, accompanied by a scenic location.

38773 Sturt Highway, Yanga, NSW, 2711 - in Yanga National Park
Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies
Maximum people: 100
Picnic tables, carpark, toilets

Please contact NPWS Yanga office on (03) 5020 1764 for further information on fees and availability.

Venue not available for exclusive hire
Bookings for this venue are essential, and will be accepted up to 12 months prior to the date required. A completed application form is required to confirm the booking by contacting the NPWS Yanga office on (03) 5020 1764 and should be lodged no later than 6 weeks prior to the event. A signed consent will be issued outlining the conditions that must be adhered to for the duration of the event
Other Information

Water is not available at Yanga Homestead, so you'll need to bring your own.

Explore the wonderful Yanga Homestead and return to a time when Yanga was one of the NSW Riverina region’s most productive pastoral stations. Located in Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, the homestead was built around 1870, along with station outbuildings including stables, a gardener’s shed and station store.

The homestead still stands in all its former glory today, complete with beautifully restored rose gardens, and provides for a unique venue hire option for any special event, including weddings.

While celebrating your special day, you and your guests can marvel at the homestead’s unique Murray pine ‘drop log’ design. And, after you've explored the homestead, you can take the opportunity to explore the surrounding area along Yanga Lake walking track and take advantage of the many photo opportunities along the way. As you walk, you’ll pass Yanga Lake viewing deck – a great place to see evidence of the lake’s Aboriginal heritage and bird life and another ideal spot for great photo opportunities.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info


  • A kayaker on Yanga Lake at sunset, Yanga National Park. Photo: Martin Kendall/OEH

    Yanga Lake paddle

    Kayak Yanga Lake for an outback experience like no other. Wonder at the vast sky reflected in 1200ha of water, and spot wildlife and birds drawn to the wetlands in Yanga National Park.

  • Yanga Lake walking track, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Yanga Lake walking track

    Short yet rewarding, Yanga Lake walking track is a family friendly lakeside walk offering scenic wetlands views and spectacular birdwatching in Yanga National Park.

  • Yanga Lake viewing deck, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan © OEH

    Yanga Lake viewing deck

    Yanga Lake viewing deck offers spectacular birdwatching and scenic wetland views in Yanga National Park, near Balranald.

  • Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide

    All the family will enjoy spectacular birdwatching and scenic views at Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide in Yanga National Park near Balranald.

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Yanga Homestead.

Getting there and parking

Yanga Homestead 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

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at Yanga Homestead in a large, open parking area.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Seats and resting points

There many armchairs on the verandah of the homestead where you can rest.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).


Disability access level - medium

There are some parts of Yanga Homestead where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • There's a step to get from the surrounding grounds onto the timber verandah and another step to get through the main entrance of the homestead
  • The doorway is a single door without lever handles, an intercom or doorbell

The grounds around the homestead and inside the building are both flat and step-free. There are hard-packed ground and gravel pathways that lead around the building and through the gardens.

The toilets at the homestead are not accessible, but there are public toilets at the park office nearby which are accessible.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.