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Yanga National Park is new yet it's a place of signifcance
Yanga National Park (NSW) - on the Murrumbidgee River
The historic Yanga Homestead and Woolshed
Yanga National Park may be one of the state’s newest parks, but the land itself boasts a long and significant history. From Aboriginal families to early explorers, shearers to rabbit trappers, fishermen to campers – people have been visiting the area for millennia. Now it's your turn.
Also known as Murrumbidgee National Park, Yanga contains fascinating chapters of Australian history. Camp by the banks of the Murrumbidgee like Burke and Wills once did; see over 150 species of birds in the park’s trees, skies and ecologically-important wetlands; acquaint yourself with bygone days at the old homestead, woolshed and countless Aboriginal sites, and enjoy a spot of fishing by the river.
At Yanga Homestead precinct, you can explore the wonderful Yanga Homestead, built around 1870, along with station outbuildings including stables, a gardener’s shed and station store. There are also rose gardens, restored and maintained by volunteers.
Learn what life was like on a flourishing station on a free guided tour – rangers conduct these most mornings at 10.30am.
See the Cook’s Cottage exhibition and marvel at the homestead’s unique Murray pine ‘drop log’ design. Visit the lookout and walk around the 120,000-year-old Yanga Lake to see evidence of Aboriginal heritage and the lake's birdlife.
How to get there:
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.
Landscape: Outback and Mallee
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- Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park (VIC)
- Murray River Reserves (VIC/NSW)
- Barmah National Park (VIC)
- Gunbower National Park (VIC)
- Nyah-Vinifera Park (VIC)
- River Red Gum National Parks (VIC/NSW)
- Murray Valley National and Regional Parks (NSW)
- Hattah-Kulkyne National Park (VIC)
- Murray-Kulkyne National Park (VIC)
- Yanga National Park (NSW) (Murrumbidgee River near the Murray River)
- Murray-Sunset National Park (VIC)
- Mungo National Park (NSW)
- Murray River National Park (SA)
- Coorong National Park (SA)
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