Yanga National Park, Balranald

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The Yanga National Park is a newly formed national park, located near the township of Balranald in south- western New South Wales. It covers an area of which includes of Yanga Nature Reserve, and has a frontage of 170 kilometres (110 mi) on the Murrumbidgee River. It is largely located in the Lower Murrumbidgee Floodplain (or Lowbidgee Floodplain), which is included on A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia because of its importance as a breeding site for waterbirds when flooded.HistoryEstablishmentYanga was formerly an important pastoral station established by William Wentworth, an explorer, in the 1830s, and later part of C. B. Fisher's pastoral empire. In July 2005, the New South Wales Government announced that it had purchased the station for the creation of a national park. The area was gazetted a national park on 28 February 2007, and also encompasses the 1932ha Yanga Nature Reserve which was created in 1974 under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NSW). The Yanga National Park is now part of the larger Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. The Murrumbidgee Valley National Park was created in 2010, with the park protecting part of what is now the largest continuous tract of river red gum forest in the world.Aboriginal heritageYanga National Park lies within the traditional tribal areas the Muthi Muthi people. The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service has recognised the importance of aboriginal sites to the aboriginal and broader community, so have developed an Aboriginal sites register covering the park. The register currently includes mounds, scarred trees, historic sites, burials and middens. The National Parks & Wildlife Service have a statutory role in the protection and preservation of Aboriginal sites.
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  • So glad we came to visit yanga national park so much to see and learn about what happened on this land so many years ago .the homestead was absolutely amazing to have lived in it back in the day...  more »
  • Pay & pick up audio tour at Balranald Discovery centre. Authentic buildings & display & the audio is well worth the $12.50pp. Make sure you stop at the woodshed on your way back to Balranald.  more »
  • Yanga Pastoral Station had about 100 employees on the books in the early 1900s. Today Yanga Station is a National Park just outside of Balranald in South Western New South Wales. The Homestead has been preserved. National Park Rangers have guided tours or visitors can explore the surrounds without a guided tour. Some of the Homestead rooms have educational displays depicting life on Yanga Station in earlier times. Educational and interesting.
  • What a great 2 days here at Balranald and Yanga N. P. .New drop toilets garbage bins clean and tidy . The discovery centre is awesome beautiful toilets and hot hot showers really set up for the travelers water and plenty of parking for caravans.
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