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Balranald Discovery Centre

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A wealth of local information

Find out everything you need to know when visiting this region. Friendly and very helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ken D
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Melbourne, Australia
Very helpful

The lady on duty the day we dropped in was very informative and friendly. Gave us the key to do a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lulu09
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Thornton, Australia
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Balranald Discovery Centre is the home to our Visitor Information Centre, an Interpretive Centre, the old Balranald Lockup, Malcolm Building Museum and the old Wintong Station School. A great skatepark and playground for the children and a cafe...more
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83 Market St, Balranald, New South Wales 2715, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Find out everything you need to know when visiting this region. Friendly and very helpful staff. Make sure you ask for the keys and have a look inside the local museum and old jail. Could even lock the kids in there for a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ken D
Vivienne M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Ken D - thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on TripAdvisor. We’ve heard that ‘joke’ a few times, luckily enough we haven’t had to track down any parents at the end of the day :). We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady on duty the day we dropped in was very informative and friendly. Gave us the key to do a self guided tour of the museum next door. Very interesting. Lovely clean toilet block with showers adjacent, gold coin donation. Well worth it. RV...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Balranald has some major attractions in the vicinity, such as Mungo National Park. Therefore, you might easily find yourself visiting here for brochures and guidance. However, it offers little as an attraction in its own right. There is a museum attached which has some mildly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Vivienne M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Camsean, thank you for taking the time to leave your comment on TripAdvisor. At The Discovery Centre we also have the Old Gail, and Interpretive Centre. We also have other attractions in Balranald such as The Southern Cross replica and a war memorial trail...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Sue,Alex and all the staff were accomidating to say the least. We had the bacon & egg rolls with the special relish, amazing and the coffee was a great way to finish off our snack. Thank you and we will be back without a doubt.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Vivienne M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Hi cuffed, thank you for visiting us in Balranald and taking the time to leave your comments on TripAdvisor. We hope you enjoyed the many things in offer here and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Best coffee, extremely clean toilets and hot showers and enjoyed the discovery centre Will come again

Date of experience: August 2018
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Vivienne M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Hi doreen2777 - thank you for taking the time to visit us in Balranald. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Our annual stopover at the Balranald Discovery Centre. Thankyou to the two lovely ladies that served us the “best ever bacon, egg & relish rolls” The amenities are always clean but today we were there while the cleaner was there and she was delightful, friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Vivienne M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Hi sandal2427 Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind words on tripadvisor. We certainly are proud of the team here in Balranald and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Like many travellers heading to Mungo, we made the stop at Balranald visitor information centre mainly for a cuppa and cakes. This centre offers so much more, firstly the cafe served us delicious coffee and cakes, but an extensive menu has all tastes covered, very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank You for your Review, we are glad that you enjoyed our Discovery Complex.

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Attended this venue to get info on the Mungo and Yanga National Parks. Was surprised at all the other information available to travellers. This is a venue that obviously values local history. I was impressed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank You for the kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed our Discovery Complex.

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Connie M, Manager at Balranald Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

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

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

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