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Funky Frog Trail, Balranald

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Published March 8th 2022
In search of large green sculptures
funky frog trail


Whether you're travelling with the family or on your own, let me introduce you to the funky frogs of Balranald. "Of where?", I hear you ask. Balranald - a country town situated on the Sturt Highway approximately half way between Wagga Wagga and Adelaide in South Australia. It boasts many trails of which my favourite is the Funky Frog Trail.

funky frog trail


funky frog trail


Starting at the visitor information centre, you'll see a frog sculpture welcoming you to the town. Feel free to sit next to him for a photo. There's no need to keep a 1.5m distance as I doubt this metallic representative will spread any virus.

funky frog


funky frog


Then, head inside to speak with one of the staff and grab a map showing the locations of all the frogs dotted around town. Alternatively, put the map away and try searching for them by yourself first. See if you could hunt down at least five before checking the map. We managed to do so with sheer grit and determination! In order not to spoil the fun, I've listed only a couple of locations below.

funky frog trail


funky frogs


By now, you'll probably be wondering why frogs and not, say, sheep or birds. Well, it is connected to the endangered Southern Bell Frog that once lived in nearby wetlands. These large green frogs have begun to disappear over the past number of years. The reason for their disappearance isn't clear but could most likely be due to disease or habitat loss.

funky frog trail




So, be sure to stop at Balranald and say hi to the funky frogs next time you're on the road to or from Adelaide. It's a great opportunity to stretch those legs after a long drive.

funky frogs

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Why? In search of large green sculptures
When: Anytime
Where: Various locations around town including visitor information centre, school, swing bridge, caravan park, etc
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Kermit would feel right at home there Audrey. The last time I was in Balranald we didn't get past the airport. It had been raining heavily and we managed to get our plane bogged.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4054) 77 days ago
Cute sculptures. Are they a permanent fixture?
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2580) 76 days ago
What a fun and unique tourist attraction. Great initiative by the town
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|4674) 77 days ago
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