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Yango walking track

Yengo National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    6km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

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

    Park entry points

    Road quality

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

    Parking

    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.

    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.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    13°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    44°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    4°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -6.7°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    178.4mm

    Facilities

    • 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 + 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).

    Permitted

    Fishing

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

    Prohibited

    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.

    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.

    Yango walking track, Yengo National Park. Photo: John Spencer