Local Attractions

Ex-Services Club – Situated right next door with all that you would expect from a NSW licensed Club.  It has a TAB, Keno, pool table, children’s area, two bars, snacks & coffee, restaurant, gaming, outdoor area (smoking permitted), two bowling greens and much more….call in and say hi when your next in town

Fishing – With four junctions within the shire boundaries we are the Heart of the Riverland to the recreational fisherman.  Junctions include Edwards into Wakool, Wakool into Murray, Murrumbidgee into Murray at Boundary Bend, Lachlan – Great Cumbungi Swamp Murrumbidgee near Oxley (when rivers are flooded).

Greenham Park – Race course, swimming pool, football, netball and lawn tennis courts, plus a golf course just beyond.

Heritage Park – Old Gaol, Museum, Playground & barbeque facilities and visitors centre.

Art Gallery – situated in the 120 year old Masonic Lodge where entry is free and you can view the permanent artworks and pieces by local artists.

Bird Trail – The ‘Ben Scott’ Balranald common Bird Trail is 1 km long and passes through remnant black box, red gum and lignum vegetation habitats.  Boardwalks over intermittent channels and birds hides are located near the end of the trail.

Historic Walks, River Drives and other parks and playgrounds are scattered within a 1 kilometer radius of the town.

District Attractions

Mungo National Park – is at the centre of the Willandra Lakes World heritage Area and is 149 kms north west of Balranald.  (Balranald is a perfect stopping off area before and after a visit to this magical spiritual area).

Yanga National Park –  Yanga Station was purchased by the NSW Government in 2005 and proclaimed a national Park in 2007.  The entrance to the park is only 10 kms east of Balranald and includes approx. 140 kms of Murrumbidgee river frontage & 17,000 hectares of red gum forest as well as wetland areas and significant wildlife habitat.

Redbank Weir – 58 kms n/east of Balranald sits beautiful Redbank Weir with a well maintained grassed area with barbeques and picnic tables.

Lake Benanee – with access road and beach area just off the Sturt Hwy 13kms west of Balranald.

Play on the beautiful Murrumbidgee River

Take a walk through the Majestic Red Gums