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Howes trail

Yengo National Park

Overview

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

Where
Yengo National Park
Distance
30km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs 30min
Grade
Hard
Price
Free
Opening times

Howes trail is open at all times, but may have to close due to bad weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • There's limited mobile reception in this park

Whether you’re keen to hit the road on a 4WD tour or explore nature at its best, scenic Howes trail offers an exhilarating day trip. Part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, this beautiful car touring route traces the northern reaches of Yengo National Park, near Windsor.

The 30km driving route is also popular with motorbike and mountain bike riders. Howes trail is an easy 2.5 hour drive through open ironbark forests and for those interested in birdwatching. More than 200 species of birds call Yengo home, including raucous glossy black and gang gang cockatoos and the distinct call of the lyrebird.

Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and pull up along the road to enjoy the remote wilderness. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of wombats or wallaroos darting through the bush.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Finchley Lookout, Yengo National Park. Photo: Susan Davis