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Balranald NSW on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River
Balranald (New South Wales)
Gateway to Mungo National Park
Once considered the end of the Line, Balranald now is a stopping place on the Sturt Highway, that forms the direct link between Sydney and Adelaide. First settled in the 1840s on the site of a fording place of the Murrumbidgee River it gained importance during the river-boat days as a service port for the wool industry. Balranald now services the surrounding grain, sheep, cattle and viticulture industries. Apart from the areas grazed, the country around contains mallee, rosewood and belah woodland and contrasts with the closer settled Victorian side of the Murray River.
Balranald Heritage Park and Information Centre
Open: 7 Days a Week 10am-4pm
Once wide spread and abundant, the Southern Bell Frog is endangered and listed on the NSW Endangered Species List. The distribution of the Growling Grass Frog in NSW is now restricted to a few areas along the Murrumbidgee and lower Murrumbidgee Flood Plain around Balranald. You'll discover Southern Bell Frog sculptures through the township of Balranald more...
Take a stroll from the Balranald District Ex-Servicemen’s Memorial Club, to the War Memorial Park and learn about the men from Balranald that served. This modern interpretive trail gives a wonderful insight to the town's past and strong heritage.
The Bend, on the Murrumbidgee River, a shady parking and swimming spot with picnic tables, boat launching ramps and toilets, and at Greenham Park, We Street. This recreation ground caters for football, soccer, cricket, rugby, hockey, basketball, netball, tennis and horse-racing. Adjacent is a three-pool swimming complex and 18-hole golf course. Other facilities provided include showers, toilets and parking areas.
Attractions near Balranald
8 km east of Balranald covers an area of 13 square km and has sandy beaches. It is the largest permanent water lake in the district.
Low Level Weir
6 km west of Balranald off the Sturt Highway. This weir, on the Murrumbidgee, is designed to create a pool in the river to maintain a regular supply of irrigation and town water. Nearby is a grassed picnic area with barbecues and tap water.
Red Bank Weir
88 km north-east, on Homebush-Oxley Road. This is another grassed picnic area which provides a break for the traveller. Facilities include barbecues, tables and toilets.
65 km west on the Sturt Highway. Another of the many lakes in the region, it provides for water-skiing, picnicking and camping. Toilet facilities are available.
Balranald is also the setting-off point for a trip
Mungo Station and Mungo National Park
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