Yanga Woolshed

Murray Riverina

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A riverside gem rich in Australian history, Yanga Woolshed in Yanga National Park is one of NSW’s historic locations and a great venue hire option for those looking for a scenic location which is uniquely Australian.

312 Windomal Road, Balranald, NSW, 2715 - in Yanga National Park
Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies
Maximum people: 100
Carpark, toilets

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

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 Woolshed, so you'll need to bring your own.

Located along Murrumbidgee River, Yanga Woolshed was built in the late 1800s. Once the largest, most modern woolshed in the district, it housed 3,000 sheep and provided work for up to 40 shearers at a time.

Today, the woolshed is in Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, and is a unique venue hire option, offering a feel for an authentic 19th century woolshed and a taste of Australian history.

Here, you’ll find an interpretive display to fill you in on the history of the area – once Yanga Sheep Station. Close your eyes and breathe in the smells of the past, imagining the sounds of docked paddle boats outside, waiting to transport their wool cargo down the river highway.

You and your guests can check out the viewing platform for great river views – it was once where the old wharf stood. You can also explore Yanga Woolshed picnic area, or stay overnight at Mamanga campground for a true Australian bush camping experience.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

Also see

  • Two grey nomad travellers in Mamanga campground. Photo: Boris Hlavica/NSW Government

    Mamanga campground

    Camp at Mamanga for fishing, swimming and kayaking. This free campground, by the Murrumbidgee River, features campsites for tents, trailers, caravans and motor homes.

  • Barbeques in Yanga Woolshed picnic area. Photo: David Finnegan © OEH

    Yanga Woolshed picnic area

    Located in Yanga National Park, near Balranald in the Riverina, Yanga Woolshed picnic area is an excellent place for a barbecue or spot of fishing on the Murrumbidgee.

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-woolshed/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 Woolshed.

Getting there and parking

Yanga Woolshed is located in the Woolshed precinct of Yanga National Park. To get there:

  • From Balranald, travel east along Sturt Highway for 2km.
  • Turn right onto Windomal Road
  • Continue for approximately 3km before turning right at the sign to Yanga Woolshed

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available in a large gravel carpark off Windomal Road, a short walk from Yanga Woolshed.



There are accessible non-flush toilets at the carpark.

  • Non-flush toilets


Step-free access

There's step-free access into Yanga Woolshed along ramps at either end. People with reduced mobility may need some assistance in the following areas:

  • The ramps are old, from the time when the building was a working shed.
  • Inside the building is grating floor

There's step-free access from the carpark to and around the woolshed along 1m-wide hard packed ground and gravel paths.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

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's step-free access into Yanga Woolshed along ramps. People with reduced mobility may need some assistance:

  • The ramps are old, from the time when the building was a working shed.
  • Inside the building is grating floor

There's step-free access from the carpark to and around the woolshed along 1m-wide hard packed ground and gravel paths. 

There are accessible toilets at the carpark.



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.