Big Yango House
Yengo National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Big Yango House.
Getting there and parking
Big Yango House is in the Big Yango precinct of Yengo National Park. From Laguna on the Wollombi Road (Tourist Route 33):
- 1.5km south of Laguna, take Yango Creek Road for 2.2km to the intersection with Upper Yango Creek Road.
- Turn left onto Upper Yango Creek Road and travel for 2.6km to the intersection with Finchley track.
- Turn right uphill and follow the road for 9.2km to the Yango track intersection, just past Finchley lookout.
- Veer right onto Yango track and follow it for 13km, then turn left onto Big Yango Entrance Road where you will find a gate (pin/combination number required).
- From the gate, travel a further 5km to the house.
There is no access to Big Yango precinct via Stockyard Creek Road near Paynes Crossing. Please take note of this, as navigation tools such as Google Maps may direct you that way if you're travelling from the north.
Entry to Big Yango precinct and surrounds
There is one gate into Big Yango precinct that uses a combination lock.
Other gates such as those at Nowllands trail, Tumbledown, Spring Arm Link, Yango walk and the Yokey trail/Rascally intersection are locked to prevent damage to environmentally sensitive areas, cultural sites or the Yengo Wilderness Area.
Access to the park via Upper Yango Creek Road and Finchley track involves driving through private property. Permission may be required.
- There is 32km of unsealed roads to Big Yango House.
- Roads are not suitable for vehicles with low ground clearance.
- 4WD vehicles are required for trails beyond the house.
Parking is available in front of the house and next to Haddens Hall.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Yengo National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Try mountain bike-riding around the Mount Yengo loop trail.
Set up camp at either Blue Gums or Mountain Arm campground and enjoy the stunning spring wildflower display.
Great for 4WD touring, experience those amazing sunsets and spectacular views from Finchley lookout.
Make Big Yango House your base to explore the park, enjoy warm days on the verandah and chilly nights by the fireplace.
- Big Yango House: 3 bedrooms: 2 x queen beds, 1 x single bunk bed and 2 x single beds. There is also a fold-out sofa bed in the lounge room.
- Haddens Hall: 1 bedroom: 1 x single bunk bed and 2 x single beds (call 13000 72757 to book in conjunction with Big Yango House).
- Big Yango House is fully furnished. It has a kitchen equipped with basic essentials for 12 people, a fridge, microwave and gas oven. There are 2 showers, 2 toilets and gas hot water. There is a slow combustion fireplace in the living room.
- There is an open fireplace and picnic table outside, and a 4-burner gas barbecue on the verandah.
- Some firewood is provided for the house's indoor fireplace.
- Haddens Hall has sleeping facilities only.
- There’s no television, DVD or stereo.
- Tank water is available, but it's not suitable for drinking.
- Please leave the property clean and tidy, with all kitchen items washed up and put away. There may be additional fees for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items.
- There are cleaning materials under the sink. Brooms/vacuum cleaner are in the laundry near the rear door.
- Rubbish bins aren't available. Please take your rubbish with you or you may be charged for additional cleaning fees. Don't burn any rubbish in the fireplaces.
- Big Yango precinct also has camping available at Blue Gums campground and Mountain Arm campground.
- Horses can only be housed at the yards near Big Yango House or the yards at Blue Gums campground. The yards are not maintained, and use of the yards is at your own risk. For more information contact the Bulga office.
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)
An emergency phone is available down at the bottom shed below the house. You can only make emergency Triple Zero (000) calls or reverse charge calls.
- Hot showers
- Solar power is used to operate all lights, fridge and other electrical devices. Don't remove the plastic power key tag located near the rear door of the house.
- Please leave electric heaters, hair dryers, portable fridges or other high demand power devices at home to avoid causing the power system to shut down (blackout).
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
- Big Yango House is not wheelchair-accessible.
- There are 3 steps leading into the back door of the house.
- The showers and toilet are not wheelchair-accessible.
Generators are permitted as long as due consideration is given to other visitors. Generators may be used outside the house to power portable fridges and other high demand devices, but please note that use is limited to between 10am to 8pm.
Horses are permitted in the Big Yango precinct, but are limited to the valley floors and set trails.
- Drones: Flying recreational drones is prohibited in this area. See the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) guidelines and read the Office of Environment and Heritage Drones in Parks policy for more information.
- Unregistered vehicles such as trail bikes, mini bikes or quad bikes are not permitted.
Firewood is not provided for the outside fireplace and may not be collected from the park. You’ll need to bring your own firewood.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.