We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balranald Discovery Centre

83 Market St, Balranald, New South Wales 2715, Australia
+61 1800 444 043
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Very friendly and helpful staff

On my way to Lake Mungo I stopped in to ask for road information and was greeted by a very helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
majortom961
,
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Great spot for a break

If the kids need out of the car, or you want cake and coffee. This place is modern, great country... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Cindy H
,
NSW
via mobile
Read all 85 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good34%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
83 Market St, Balranald, New South Wales 2715, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 1800 444 043
Write a ReviewReviews (85)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"information centre"
in 9 reviews
"audio visual displays"
in 2 reviews
"old jail"
in 2 reviews
"cafe next door"
in 2 reviews
"short stop"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the stop"
in 2 reviews
"great info"
in 2 reviews
"discovery cafe"
in 3 reviews
"kids playground"
in 2 reviews
"double shot"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"free camping"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"murrumbidgee river"
in 2 reviews
"mungo national park"
in 3 reviews
"visitors"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my way to Lake Mungo I stopped in to ask for road information and was greeted by a very helpful volunteer who offered more informationm than I was seeking which helped me get the most out of my trip. On my way back from...More

Thank majortom961
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank You for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed our Discovery Centre

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

If the kids need out of the car, or you want cake and coffee. This place is modern, great country service, great food. Coffee is my sort of brew. Showers for a donation. Next to the free camping area. I think it's a brilliant example...More

Thank Cindy H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank You for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed our Discovery Centre

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The Discovery Centre in Balranald is a great example to other towns of how to provide a stopping point to attract travellers. The principle is simple, that is, provide clean toilets and washrooms and a cafe that makes excellent, good value food and coffee in...More

Thank ausabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed The Discovery Centre.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed March 20, 2018

This wonderful little attraction is next door to the Visitor Information Centre. It contains a great display about the region and its history - that set us exploring other attractions in the area. The old jail and old school house are adjacent and worth a...More

Thank Judy F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you stopped to take a look, hope to see you next time

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 17, 2018

This was to be a brief stop to grab some lunch from nearby, stretch our legs and toilet break. However we discovered a region unknown to us and made us think of returning to explore. The Centre's staff member was extremely helpful. There is much...More

1  Thank Brenton E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to submit a very kind review, we are glad you have enjoyed our Discovery Centre

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Beautiful visitors center with audio visual displays and comfortable seating.We learned so much about the people and culture of this part of the world.

Thank inverbay
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed your time t our Discovery Centre

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Convenient caravan parking spaces - drive through (no reversing). Excellent, clean amenities including shower (donation box to pay for cleaning maintenance). The Discovery Centre cafe is an ABSOLUTE MUST for the traveler though I'm sure a lot of the diners were locals. Service was friendly...More

Thank Dee N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and for submitting a lovely review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Very Interesting - unfortunately the old jail, and the old school house, displays were a little unkept.

Thank Zym59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your Feedback, we are very lucky to have recently received a Grant for displays and will be taking care of these Buildings in the near future

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

A fab place in a very small town. A great park for kids and lots of history. Check out the old school house around the back. There is a cafe on site and it is fantastic. The food is incredible, especially the burgers however they...More

Thank lifenadventure
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our Discovery Centre, our Souvenir and Gift prices are below RRP.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

I drove though on Christmas Day, tired and grubby. Found FREE showers, very clean and modern! And a very professional looking visitor centre which of course was closed. Wandered around and there is so much information and a super-friendly feel to the place too. Might...More

Thank Colin G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for your kind words we are glad you enjoyed our Facilities.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Balranald Hotels
Balranald Club Motel
406 reviews
.18 miles away
Balranald Colony Inn Motel
21 reviews
.43 miles away
Tooleybuc Club Motor Inn
62 reviews
29.42 miles away
Tooleybuc Motel
41 reviews
30.00 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Balranald Bakery Cafe'
66 reviews
.17 miles away
Discovery Cafe Balranald
31 reviews
.02 miles away
Cafe Cassaro
59 reviews
.16 miles away
Balranald Ex-Services Club
79 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Outback Geo Adventures
96 reviews
.32 miles away
Robinvale Organic & Bio-Dynamic Wines
6 reviews
45.32 miles away
Pioneer Settlement
451 reviews
48.92 miles away
Mungo National Park
190 reviews
.49 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Balranald Discovery Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;