Road-tripping along the Sturt Highway between Sydney and Adelaide, you'll discover the warm and inviting township of Balranald. The gateway to an area boasting much local natural beauty as well as a vibrant little hub in its own right, this country centre promises a restive and invigorating stay.
And Balranald and the surrounding region offers plenty of accommodation choices, with everything from from resort-style hotels to more affordable options available. The latter includes cheap Balranald hotels and motels as well as high-quality camping and holiday parks. For something different, you may prefer a stay at nearby Euston, the Balranald District's second largest town, where you'll find quality boutique accommodation with views over the mighty Murray River.
Nature lovers will have plenty to savour in the Balranald area, with some of the country's finest wilderness close by. During your stay, be sure to experience the spectacular lunar landscape of nearby Mungo National Park, for example, one of Australia's first World Heritage Listed Sites.
Then there’s the Yanga National Park, where you can hike or bike along paths to uncover a gorgeous natural world, while the 5 Rivers Fishing Trail, encompassing the Murrumbidgee, Murray, Wakool, Edward and Lachlah Rivers, provides just about the number one angling experience in the country.
Boasting a rich biodiversity and a fascinating array of flora and fauna, Balranald is also a mecca for birdwatchers and, famously, home to the endangered Southern Bell Frog, the mascot of the town.
A thriving district, with excellent local amenities, shops and restaurants, it also plays host to a number of colourful events during the year, including the 5 Rivers Outback Festival, the Murrumbidgee Fishing Classic and the Balranald races.
More than just a pit-stop on a long car journey across the country, Balranald invites you to sit back, relax and rest a while.