Visitor Information Centre:
83 Market Street, Balranald NSW
1800 444 043
10.00am - 4.00pm
7 days a week
Balranald is the oldest settlement on the Lower Murrumbidgee, with records dating back well before 1850. The famous Burke and Wills crossed the town on their expedition across Australia.
Balranald has a population of around 1,300 with a culture rich in Aboriginal history and a backdrop of natural beauty boasting two spectacular and picturesque National Parks being Yanga National Park & Mungo National Park.
Balranald is the largest town located nearby World Heritage listed Mungo National Park which is an ancient dry lake with significant archaelogical remains, in particular is the Mungo Man known as the oldest human remains found in Australia.
Yanga National Park is located east of Balranald and is a marvel of wildlife and fauna. The park is on of Australia's newest National Parks and features over 150 specicies of bird life which makes it a perfect destination for bird watching and nature walks.
Balranald sits on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River and attracts fishermen, campers and visitors taking in all the beauty, R & R and magic the river has to offer, with fishing and water skiing being popular past times for locals and visitors.
The town has some charming historical buildings which can be viewed as part of a historic walk and you will find some amazing frog structures dotted around the town 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 icon.