Yanga National Park

Outback NSW National Parks

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One of NSW’s newer National Parks, Yanga is conveniently located just north of Balranald and makes an easy diversion on the east-west route along the Sturt Highway. Its close proximity to Balranald also means it is only an hour or so from Mungo National Park and both parks can easily be visited in a day.

With great access to the Murrumbidgee River, and with some great free camping sites, it is a great place for a fishing getaway.

Yanga NP is situated on land with great historical and cultural significance to Indigenous Australia as well as European exporters and pastoral pioneers.

Yanga National Park is also known as the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park, and is rich with chapters of Australian history including Burke and Wills.

For the ornithological types, Yanga’s ecologically important wetlands are home to over 150 species of birds.

The old homestead and woolshed provide a glimpse back to a bygone era while the Aboriginal sites, highlight the richness of indigenous history and live culture.

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Nearby Town

Gateway to Lake Mungo

Balranald

The quiet and pretty town of Balranald is located on the Murrumbidgee River 859 km from Sydney. Originally inhabited by the Wemba-Wemba Aboriginal group, who called the area 'Nap Nap', Balranald was probably the first town settled on the New South Wales side of the river. Balranald is now one of the major entry points to the Lake Mungo National Park and the recently opened Yanga National Park.

 

Outback Beds Members & Touring

Members

Nestled on a peninsula of Lake Paika

Lake Paika Accommodation

Take a step back in time, unwind, relax and enjoy unique accommodation in the restored self-contained workmans' quarters. Experience this natural wetland, reinstated in 2012, after more than 100 years of being stranded from its lifeline, the Murrumbidgee River. Lake Paika Station is one of the oldest properties in the area. The first European squatter was George Hobler in 1846. Burke & Wills also camped in the Paika stables. In 1899, Lake Paika & Paika Creek became the site of Australia’s first environmental movement to protect a wetland.

Touring

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Experience the awe-inspiring landscapes and the anthropological significant Lake Mungo as well as a taste of the lower Darling including Menindee Lakes before heading upstream and to Wilcannia and onto the iconic opal town of White Cliffs… this touring route is a must for the adventure minded. Explore More
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A taste of the Outback, Food and Wine; Griffith to Mildura. Getting to the Riverina and South West NSW is easy! If driving to the area major highways from Sydney, Melbourne lead to Griffith or coming from Adelaide to Mildura. Fly in and out options are also available, with major airports at each end, in Griffith and Mildura, that have daily flights servicing Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Many of the large hire car and camper-van companies are available for hire at each destination. Explore More


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