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Shepherds Gully circuit

Yengo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Shepherds Gully circuit.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Distance

    3.1km loop

  • Time

    1 - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

Getting there and parking

Shepherds Gully circuit is in the Lower Macdonald area of Yengo National Park. To get there:

From St Albans:

  • Follow Settlers Road for 12km south toward Wisemans Ferry.
  • The parking area for Shepherds Gully circuit is on your left.

From Spencer:

  • Follow Wisemans Ferry Road for 26km, past the ferry, and continue on Settlers Road for 8.7km.
  • The parking area for Shepherds Gully circuit is on your right.

From Wisemans Ferry:

  • Catch the ferry across the Hawkesbury River (operates 24/7 free of charge).
  • Turn left off the ferry.
  • Follow Wisemans Ferry Road for 500m, then continue on Settlers Road for 8.7km.
  • The parking area for Shepherds Gully circuit is on your right.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • No vehicle access


Limited parking is available at the bottom of Shepherds Gully Road.

By bike

Bike access is available, but mountain bikes are only allowed on the Shepherds Gully Road section of the walk and not Sternbecks Line.


  • There are no bins so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.
  • There are no toilets. The nearest public toilets are available at Wisemans Ferry.


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

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.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access



Cycling and mountain biking is permitted on the Shepherds Gully Road section of the walk only. Cycling is not allowed on Sternbecks Line.


Motorbikes, trail bikes and off-road vehicles are not permitted on this trail.


Gathering firewood



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Shepherds Gully circuit

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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.