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Yanga National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yanga National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Balranald, take the Sturt Highway east for 7km. Turn south onto Old Sturt Highway at Yanga rest area. Turn left at the Yanga National Park sign and drive 2km along the main road where you will arrive at the park office and Yanga Homestead.

    Park entry points

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    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    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.


    A great time to see the woodland birds - be sure to bring your binoculars.


    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Fires in the park

    Open fires are not permitted in the park during the Fire Danger Period (usually 1 October to 31 March). When a Total Fire Ban has been declared for Southern Riverina Fire Area, no fire may be lit in the open and no gas or electric barbecues may be used in the park.

    Outside of the Fire Danger Period (usually 1 April to 30 September)
    Wood fires are permitted in fireplaces provided in the campgrounds except on days of Very High or Extreme Fire Danger. Ensure fires are attended at all times and extinguish when you leave. Wood fires are not permitted in the woolshed picnic area.

    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.



    Gathering firewood

    Domestic firewood may be collected in designated areas of Yanga National Park from 1 April to 30 September with a permit. Permits are available to permanent NSW residents that live in the Riverina Bioregion and Balranald Shire. Learn more or apply for a permit.


    Hunting and shooting native animals or poaching wildlife is prohibited. Report illegal activities.


    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.

    Map of Yanga National Park


    Nearby towns

    Balranald (6 km)

    Conveniently located on Sturt Highway as it crosses Murrumbidgee River between Sydney and Adelaide, Balranald is the perfect pit stop on a road trip through outback NSW. This small country town, with its rich pioneering past, is a gateway to Yanga National Park and the World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park.

    Hay (124 km)

    This exciting and innovative exhibition space uses contemporary design and cutting edge technology to tell the story of Australian sheep shearing. You'll meet the shearers, shed hands, cooks, classers, cockies, sheep and dogs behind the legends at this sparkling gallery-museum in Hay.

    Mildura (168 km)

    Mildura is set amid a diverse landscape on the Victorian side of the Murray River. The region is renowned for its long tradition of producing and serving fine food and wine at iconic restaurants, farmers markets, gourmet eateries and cellar doors.