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“A great facility”

Balranald Discovery Centre
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Balranald
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 onsite.
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 attractive surroundings. Balranald was typically a place "where you turned right on the main highway" on the way from Adelaide to Sydney. Now there is reason go into the town to break the drive. Well done to whoever came up with the concept. It is well worth stopping.

Thank ausabe
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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.

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"information centre"
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"audio visual displays"
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"old jail"
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"short stop"
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"great info"
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"discovery cafe"
in 3 reviews
"kids playground"
in 2 reviews
"double shot"
in 2 reviews
"free camping"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"rv parking"
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"gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"murrumbidgee river"
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"mungo national park"
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"visitors"
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"schoolhouse"
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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 look.

Thank Judy F
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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

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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 information available.
There is also a small museum attached giving background to the region as well

1  Thank Brenton E
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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

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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
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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

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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 and efficient and the food was beyond expectation. This cafe even provides a gluten free menu!! Plenty of light, space and air conditioned. Will call again for sure.

Thank Dee N
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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.

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