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Mogo campground

Yengo National Park

Special Offer

Stay 3, pay 2

Stay 3 nights, pay only 2 nights. Valid for stays between 29 April and 29 November 2019. Excludes NSW school holidays and public holiday weekends. Subject to availability. Book online.


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Overview

Mogo campground in Yengo National Park provides tent camping in close proximity to a variety of attractions, with notable colonial history along Old Great North Road.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Don't mind a short walk to tent
Facilities Barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Cooking water, drinking water, firewood
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • A minimum nightly rate applies which includes the first 2 occupants
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in after 12pm, check out before 12pm.
  • A maximum of 3 bookings can be made in 1 customer name.
  • This is a remote campground so please arrive well-prepared. There is a general store and petrol station at Kulnura (45min drive).
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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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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

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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.

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Visitor info

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.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available in the main carpark behind the camping bollards. You cannot park on your campsite. There's a 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.

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 veranda and chilly nights by the fireplace.

Facilities

  • Campsites are marked and suitable for tents only.
  • The campground has a maximum capacity of 50 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.
  • Rubbish and recycling bins are available.

Toilets

Composting

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

There are 6 shared fire rings in the campground and a wood barbecue in the camp kitchen.

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Goannas roam around the campground. They are wild animals and should not be fed. Feeding them promotes scavenging behaviour and may make them aggressive and a nuisance to visitors. 

To help protect goannas, please:

  • Store food in sealed containers or in the car
  • Clean up any rubbish in the area and keep it out of their reach
  • Take all food scraps home

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

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.

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).

Mobile service is available 500m along Mogo Creek Road towards Bucketty.


Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

The campground is relatively flat and there are wheelchair accessible toilets.

Prohibited

Amplified music and chemical toilets (porta potties) are not permitted at this campground.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.

Generators

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.

Nearby towns

Cessnock (137 km)

Some of the finest wines in the world are created in the Hunter Valley and its towns, gourmet food is acclaimed and luxury, boutique accommodations are matched by the most beautiful natural scenery.

www.visitnsw.com

Gosford (34 km)

Gosford is a great destination for a family day trip or holiday. It's situated on Brisbane Water National Park and surrounded by state forests, lakes and beaches.

www.visitnsw.com

Wollombi (32 km)

Nature abounds in and around Wollombi, in the Hunter Valley region. Nearby are national parks with great bushwalking trails and lookouts and ancient Aboriginal rock carvings.

www.visitnsw.com

Learn more

Mogo campground is in Yengo National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Amazing animal and birdlife

Small flower on the Circuit Flat walking track, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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

Howes trail, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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.

Remote wilderness to discover

Finchley lookout, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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

View of Mount Yengo , Mount Yengo loop trail, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Yengo National Park is one of the eight conservation areas that make up the massive Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. 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.

  • Howes trail Drive through open forests along Howes trail, a must-do 4WD touring route in Yengo National Park.

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Mogo campground, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer