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Murrumbidgee Valley and Yanga National Parks

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East of Robinvale along the Stuart Highway and along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River are two of the more recent national parks, Murrumbidgee Valley and Yanga National Parks.

Murrumbidgee River at the Mamanga campground in the Yanga National Park
By Stephan Ridgway [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Murrumbidgee River at the Mamanga campground in the Yanga National Park

The two reserves are connected with the Yanga National Park to the north and Murrumbidgee Valley National park to the south. Much of the two reserves are along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, a great fishing location or for swimming or just relaxing in the bush.

Within the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is the Koala reserve (the Narrandera Nature Reserve), and home to over 200 koalas.

To the south the Murrumbidgee Valley reserve is the 1,200 hectares , Yanga Lake, a prolific bird watching location and suitable for swimming, canoes or kayaks.

There are bush camping areas with picnic table and barbecues along the Murrumbidgee river at the Mamanga camping area.

Yanga homestead 2
By Peterdownunder [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

Built in 1870, the Yanga Homestead was once one of the most successful Riverina pastoral stations. now preserved as a heritage building and open for tours.

Yanga homestead veranda
By Peterdownunder [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons