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Youdales Hut and Stockyards historic site

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Youdales Hut and Stockyards historic site gives a glimpse into early settler life in the remote gorge county within World Heritage-listed Kunderang wilderness.

Historic buildings/places
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Entry fees

Vehicle entry fees apply to day visitors. $17 per vehicle, $11 pensioner/NPWS annual pass holder.

Please note
  • You’ll need a permit and key – contact Apsley Motors on (02) 6777 2755 for more details.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Youdales Hut and Stockyards can become boggy when it rains.
  • Access is for 4WD vehicles with low range only.
  • The access road includes a natural creek crossing that may be impassable after heavy rain – check the height of the water before you cross.
  • Bring your own water for drinking.

If you enjoy some hands-on history, then try a visit to Youdales Hut and Stockyards historic site. You’ll be transported to an era when early graziers and farm hands tried to tame this wild and rugged landscape deep in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Stepping inside this slab-sided mustering hut, you might sense what life was like for the early settlers in this remote gorge country. From the shade of the old verandah, gaze out across the steep ravines and valleys of the internationally recognised wilderness area.

Luckily, the area is now World Heritage-listed and the unique wildlife and diversity of the area is protected. If all that appreciation for the Kunderung wilderness, gets you hungry, head to Youdales campground for a picnic or barbecue.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Three areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day use fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground. 

    Vehicle entry fee is $20 or $12 for concession or NPWS annual pass holders. Fees not applicable if you're paying campground fees.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Youdales Hut and Yards, Oxley Wild Rivers National Parks. Photo: Rob Cleary/NSW Government