Yanga Lake walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Homestead Access Dr, Yanga

  • End: Homestead Access Dr, Yanga

  • Location: Yanga National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 847 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.7124215

  • Longitude: 143.6101042

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Bitumen Road

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Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

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Yanga Lake walking track is a 1km, grade 5 circuit hike, located in the Yanga National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

For a beautiful lakeside walk that combines impressive scenic views and superb birdwatching, head for Yanga Lake walking track. This short track traces part of the eastern shoreline to link some of the most scenic features of Yanga National Park, part of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. Near Yanga Homestead, it's an ideal introduction to the tranquil beauty of the wetlands for families, school groups and nature lovers.
The steep and rough track descends from Yanga Lake viewing deck through majestic river red gums and river coobas to the very shores of the immense lake. Enjoy a leisurely picnic as you soak in the natural beauty and serenity.
Spring and Autumn are excellent times to visit as bird activity is at its peak. However, there's birdlife all year round including pelicans, cormorants and white-bellied sea eagles. For a more immersive birdwatching experience stop by Yanga Lake Red Gum bird hide.

Getting there

Yanga Lake walking track is in the Homestead precinct of Yanga National Park. To get there:From Balranald, travel east along Sturt Highway for 7km.Turn right into Yanga picnic area just over Yanga CreekTurn left at the Yanga National Park sign and drive 2km along unsealed road to Yanga Homestead, where the track begins. Parking Parking is available at Yanga Homestead.


Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yanga walking track can become boggy when it rains
There is limited mobile reception in this park

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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