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Balranald Nature


As a crossing point on the Murrumbidgee River, Balranald prospered throughout the second half of the 19th century.

Must Do

National parks near Balranald

Camp out under the stars in Mungo National Park, located 150 kilometres north-west of Balranald. Features of this World Heritage-listed park include an ancient dry lakebed and crescent-shaped dunes, including the dramatic Walls of China.

Wildlife is abundant here and you'll see red kangaroos, geckoes, bearded dragons and echidnas. The park is also home to a wide variety of birdlife.

Other natural activities include bird-watching on the Balranald Common Bird Trail or picnics at Lake Benanee, north-west of Balranald or at spots along the Murrumbigdee River.

Visit Yanga National Park, one of the State's newest national parks. You'll find it 8km south-east of Balranald, off the Sturt Highway. Walk around historic Yanga Homestead, visit the old woodshed,or set up in one of the two free campgrounds on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River