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Yango walking track

Yengo National Park

Overview

Yango walking track in Yengo National Park takes hikers through pristine wilderness, including rainforest, and offers outstanding views.

Where
Yengo National Park
Distance
6km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing
Please note
  • Vehicle access to this walking track is available to visitors who are camping or staying at Big Yango House, Blue Gums campground or Mountain Arm campground. Gate codes will be provided in booking confirmations.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • It's a good idea to wear long pants and enclosed shoes to protect yourself from stinging nettles on parts of the track
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Following a former logging trail, Yango walking track travels for 6km through some of the most pristine and picturesque wilderness in Yengo National Park. In parts, the track can be a little rough and there are some steep sections, but tackling them ensures ample rewards, such as views of the unique geology and surrounding sandstone landscape.

Along the way, you’ll be able to see the rare velvet wattle, which flourishes in this part of the world. On the sheltered southern side of Mount Yengo, you’ll also pass through a small section of rainforest, with red cedars and giant stinging trees.

The best time to tackle the walk is in autumn or spring when conditions are mild. Don’t forget to bring your camera or binoculars – there’ll be plenty of opportunities for photography or birdwatching along the way.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Yengo National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Yengo National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    The Big Yango precinct of the park is within locked gates and requires a permit to enter.

    • Central Coast
      (02) 4320 4200
      Contact hours: Monday to Friday, hours vary.
    • Suites 36-38, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4320 4299
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    • Bulga
      (02) 6574 5555
      Contact hours: 9.30am-4pm Tuesday to Thursday
    • 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6574 5274
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Yango walking track, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer