Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Balranald
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Balranald, located along the Sturt Highway between Mildura and Hay, is also situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

The town is the centre of the local sheep, timber, wheat and fruit industries, and is also a major service centre for tourists travelling east-west from Adelaide to Sydney/Brisbane. In the area is Yango Lake (10km east) which is popular for water sports and although far away, the Mungo National Park (150km north) has some interesting features such as the Great Walls of China sand dunes.

The town is named after Balranald in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.


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Balranald Town Centre:
Market St (Stuart Hwy (A20)) near Mayall St, January 2014.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Murrumbidgee River:
Looking at the Murrumbidgee River at Balranald, January 2014.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Murrumbidgee River:
Looking at the Murrumbidgee River at Balranald, January 2014.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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Last updated: 08-Jan-2020 20:49

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