Yengo National Park
Mogo campground in Yengo National Park provides tent camping in close proximity to some walking tracks and cycling trails, with notable colonial history along Old Great North Road.
|Number of campsites
|Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
|Barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
|What to bring
|Cooking water, drinking water, firewood
|Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
|This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Like many campgrounds in NSW national parks, Mogo is a terrific spot to settle down and get in touch with the elements, admiring goannas during the day and watching wallabies wander through at dusk.
It’s a good base for exploring the convict-built Old Great North Road, which once linked Sydney to the fertile Hunter Valley. The sandstone blocks used in construction weighed up to a backbreaking 600kg. Explore other settler history, including Bucketty Wall and St Albans Ramp. Circuit Flat Bridge, just a short walk away, is one of the oldest bridges in Australia.
With nearby vineyards in Wollombi Valley and Kooland Observatory, there’s no shortage of things to do. Kick back for a leisurely picnic, stroll along Circuit Flat walking track, or pull out the mountain bike for a thrilling ride through the forest. At night, light up the barbecue for a stunning evening beneath the stars.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/mogo-campground/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Bulga office
- Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 02 6574 5555
- 2156 Putty Road, Bulga NSW 2330
- 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.
All the practical information you need to know about Mogo campground.
Getting there and parking
To get there via Kulnura or Laguna/Wollombi:
- Turn onto Mogo Creek Road/Settlers Road off George Downes Drive at Bucketty.
- Drive 6.3km in a southerly direction along Settlers Road to the campground
To get there via St Albans or Wisemans Ferry:
- Starting at St Albans village, drive north along Wollombi Road/Mogo Creek Road for about 28.5km to the campground.
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
- Parking is available in the main carpark.
- You cannot park on your campsite.
- Maximum of 3 vehicles per booking.
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 veranda and chilly nights by the fireplace.
- Campsites are marked and suitable for tents only.
- The campground has a maximum capacity of 60 campers.
- All campsites are unpowered and there is no power available in the campground.
- There are no shower facilities.
- Drinking water is not available at the campground. A rainwater tank water is available at the campground for general washing.
- Non-flush toilets
There is a wood barbecue at each site and a wood barbecue in the camp kitchen.
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
The campground is relatively flat and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet.
Amplified music, chemical toilets (porta potties) and floodlights are not permitted at this campground.
Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.
This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.
Commercial filming and photography
Mogo campground is in Yengo National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Amazing animal and birdlife
Yengo is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including around 50 species of mammals such as wombats, wallaroos, koalas and gliding possums, and over 200 species of birds. Watch out for the gang gang, yellow-tailed and glossy black cockatoos gliding between the treetops, or see if you can spot a lyrebird darting across bush tracks. Look closely at the steep rugged cliff faces found in the park as you might catch a glimpse of the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby.
- Yango walking track Yango walking track in Yengo National Park takes hikers through pristine wilderness, including rainforest, and offers outstanding views.
Ancient Aboriginal culture
Yengo National Park and the surrounding areas have been an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years. No wonder there are over 640 recorded Aboriginal cultural sites in the park and nearby areas. Creation stories recount that Biamie, the ancestral being, stepped off the flat top of Mount Yengo into the sky when he finished his creation. Today, Aboriginal stories and rock engravings connect us with the rich culture of this ancient land and its people.
- Finchley cultural walk An astonishing wealth of ancient Aboriginal rock art, as well as great insights into Aboriginal history, draws visitors to the Finchley cultural walk.
- Finchley lookout Finchley lookout offers spectacular views over this remote wilderness area and an insight into the Aboriginal cultural heritage of Yengo National Park.
- Wollombi Aboriginal culture tours and camps Immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living culture and visit important spiritual and cultural sites in and around Yengo National Park on tours with Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences and Consultancy.
Remote wilderness to discover
Yengo offers a range of activities and options for all ages. Unsealed tracks through remote valleys provide opportunities to explore the park on mountain bike or by 4WD. For bushwalkers, there are many options to experience the rugged beauty of the park on foot, with both short walks and overnight walks. In the Big Yango precinct, there are even opportunities for horse riding adventures.
- Big Yango loop trail Big Yango loop trail is a great activity for 4WD touring and mountain biking when staying at Blue Gums campground, Mountain Arm campground or Big Yango House in Yengo National Park.
- Howes trail Drive through open forests along Howes trail, a must-do 4WD touring route in Yengo National Park.
World Heritage wonders
Yengo National Park is one of the eight conservation areas that make up the massive Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Property. Covering one million hectares, it was included in the World Heritage list in December 2000 for its remarkable geographic, botanic and cultural values. There are more than 90 different eucalypt species found here - some 13 per cent of all eucalypt species in the world.