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Big Yango House

Yengo National Park

Visitor info

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.

Road quality

  • 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

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.

Autumn

Try mountain bike-riding around the Mount Yengo loop trail.

Spring

Set up camp at either Blue Gums or Mountain Arm campground and enjoy the stunning spring wildflower display.

Summer

Great for 4WD touring, experience those amazing sunsets and spectacular views from Finchley lookout.

Winter

Make Big Yango House your base to explore the park, enjoy warm days on the verandah and chilly nights by the fireplace.

Facilities

  • 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.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Public phone

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.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

  • 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).

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Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

In the event of a bushfire, proceed to house and the slashed grassed areas and remain there until emergency services arrive. Report fire by phoning Triple Zero (000) from the emergency phone located outside the bottom shed.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Depending on your carrier, some reception may be available at the main gate accessing the property, at the top of the hill above the main gate, or on several high ridges that the 4WD trails run along.

Accessibility

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.

Permitted

Generators

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

Horses are permitted in the Big Yango precinct, but are limited to the valley floors and set trails.

Prohibited

  • 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.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided for the outside fireplace and may not be collected from the park. You’ll need to bring your own firewood.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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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.

Big Yango Homestead, Yengo Accommodation. Photo: NSW Government.