Located on the Sturt Highway as it crosses the Murrumbidgee River in western NSW, Balranald is a major entry point to Mungo National Park. In Australia's first national park to gain World Heritage status, you can still see remains of human settlement from 60,000 years ago.
The former paddle-steamer port of Balranald in Country NSW offers reminders of its pioneering past. There are plenty of things to see and do here, and you can choose from a wide range of accommodation options when you visit. Step back in time at the Heritage Park in Market Street or enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Discover local history on the Balranald Heritage Trail - maps are available from the Balranald Visitor Information Centre.
At nearby Euston, you can enjoy boating, fishing, camping or a houseboat on the Murray River. The Euston Courthouse is also worth a visit for insight into local history.
World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park is about 150 km north-west of Balranald. You'll find amazing sights here, including the ancient dry lake bed with its crescent-shaped dunes. Nature lovers will also enjoy the Ben Scott Memorial Bird Trail, Yanga National Park and the Five Rivers Fishing Trail. Join an exciting tour or explore the area yourself.
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Outback road sign with directions and distances to the outback towns. Image Year of the Outback
Couple on a tour through the Yanga National Park Woolshed, Image Rob Blackburn
Walls of China in Mungo National Park. Image Don Fuchs