Finchley Lookout, Yengo National Park. Pic: Jeff Betteridge/

Is that collar and tie starting to chafe? Boss getting on your nerves? Not exactly… thrilled to mow the lawn this weekend? Sounds like you’re in dire need of a weekend out bush!

What better spot for uptight Sydneysiders to unwind than the magnificent Yengo National Park?

Just 130km northwest of the Opera House, point your bullbar towards the Blue Mountains and you’ll be free of the city’s clutches and ready to crack a coldie in just two hours.

Yengo NP is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and protects well over 150,000 hectares of dense bushland, interspersed with a network of user-friendly and more challenging 4WD tracks, plus a couple of campsites that’ll make you think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

Have a squiz on Google Maps and get planning your visit now, go on, you deserve it!


4WDING: The Big Yengo Loop is a 22km loop track that circles Mount Yengo. It’s rocky and steep in some parts with some slippery gravel sections. It’s a pretty straightforward intermediate level drive for the most part, with a few more difficult challenges. After heavy rain some of the steeper ascents and descents require some careful driving.

FINCHLEY CULTURAL WALK: Learn about the wealth of Aboriginal rock art protected within the park, and get some insights into the region’s indigenous history on the gentle 1km return Finchley Cultural Walk.


LOCATION: 130km northwest of Sydney’s CBD, access is via the M2, M7, Old Windsor Rd and Putty Rd.

CAMPING is available within the park at Mogo, Finchley and Blue Gums campgrounds. Finchley Campground is equipped with toilets, amenity blocks, barbeques and picnic tables, while the park’s other campgrounds are more basic.

FUEL is available in Colo Heights and Richmond.

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