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Yango walking track

Yengo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yango walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


6km loop


2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

Quality of markings

Sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


Short steep hills


Occasional steps

Quality of path

Rough track, many obstacles

Getting there and parking

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    Yango walking track is in the Big Yango precinct of Yengo National Park. To get there from Wollombi:

    • Take Yango Creek Road for 10km to Upper Yango Creek Road
    • Continue along Upper Yango Creek Road for 2.4km and turn right onto Finchley track, after the wooden bridge and cattle grid.
    • Follow for 9.2km, passing Finchley lookout, then continue west to Yango walking track.
    • The Big Yango entrance and locked gate is 13.5km away. A gate code is required to access this area.
    • 5km from the gate is Big Yango House. This is as far as you can take 2WD vehicles.
    • 4WDs can turn right, following the track to Blue Gums campground and Yango loop track.
    • Drive along Yango loop track for 4.5km to the gate at the base of Mount Yengo and the start of the walk

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yango walking track can become boggy when it rains.


    Car and bus parking is available at the base of Mount Yengo, at the start of Yango walking track. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

    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.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    13°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    4°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    This park or attraction 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.

    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.

    • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
    • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



    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.

    Yango walking track

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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.