Balranald NSW
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Main Street in Balranald the Sturt Highway 1
Main Street in Balranald the Sturt Highway 1
Boating on Murrumbidgee River in Balranald
Boating on Murrumbidgee River in Balranald
Bungunyah Houseboat on Murrumbidgee River
Bungunyah Houseboat on Murrumbidgee River
Walkway, Mungo National Park. Don Fuchs
Walkway, Mungo National Park. Don Fuchs
Frog and Greenham Shearing Sign, Balranald
Frog and Greenham Shearing Sign, Balranald
Frogs Log Sawing Statue in Town Centre
Frogs Log Sawing Statue in Town Centre
Historic Homestead in Mungo National Park
Historic Homestead in Mungo National Park
Park Bench with Frog statue in Balranald
Park Bench with Frog statue in Balranald

Balranald Information

Balranald is a small town located on the main Sturt Highway that crossed the Murrumbidgee River with a population of about 1,300 residents.

The town has a long history with the Aboriginal Mutthi Mutthi tribe being in the area before white settlement. Balranald was established in 1851 and the famous explorers Burke and Wills crossed the town on their expedition across Australia.

The biggest attraction to visitors is that Balranald is the largest town located to the nearby world heritage listed Mungo National Park which is one of Australia’s natural wonders not to miss seeing. Mungo National Park is an ancient dry lake with significant archaeological remains in particular the Mungo Man that was the oldest human remains found in Australia.

For those seeking a quiet holiday with plenty of nature look no further than a stay in Balranald. Mungo National Park is of course fascinating but the Yanga National Park located off town is also a wonder being rich in wildlife and fauna. The National park also contains over 150 species of birds perfect for bird watching and nature walks.

In the town another great activity is to do the historic walk and the local visitor centre will be happy to provide you a free map and information for your journey. With marvellous historically significant buildings you may also want to stop at the Myall street Art Gallery located in the 120 year old Masonic Lodge.

For something interesting you will find frog sculptures in Balranald in honour of the Southern Bell Frog that is only found in semi permanent wetlands of eastern Australia and has become one of Balranald’s town icons.

On a hot day the place to be is boating on the Murrumbidgee River. Plenty of residents turn out as if almost everyone has a boat in town with fishing and waterskiing providing popular past time for locals and visitors.

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Walls of China in Mungo National Park near Balranald. Don Fuchs, Destination NSW
Walls of China in Mungo National Park near Balranald. Don Fuchs, Destination NSW
Historic Homestead, Mungo National Park near Balranald. Don Fuchs, Destination NSW
Historic Homestead, Mungo National Park near Balranald. Don Fuchs, Destination NSW