Yeranda is a 20 minute drive north of Dungog, which is a two hour drive from the start of the M1 at Wahroonga, or a one hour drive from Sandgate. The simplest way to find us is to search for 'Yeranda Cottages' in Google Maps on your smartphone or enter 117 Skimmings Gap Rd into your GPS.
If you don't have a smartphone or GPS, travel to Dungog, then head north out of town along the main street (Dowling St). Dowling St becomes Stroud Hill Rd as you cross the Williams River on the edge of town. Continue along Stroud Hill Rd for 3 km then turn left onto Monkerai Rd immediately after a right hand bend. Follow Monkerai Rd for 2 km then turn left onto Main Creek Rd. Travel along Main Creek Rd for 6.5 km until the road becomes unsealed. Drive very cautiously for another 2.5 km until you reach a fork that marks the beginning of the forest where you will see a couple of State Forests signs and one for Yeranda. Take the road to the left (Skimmings Gap Rd) and drive up into the forest for a further 1 km until you reach a sharp left hand bend. Turn left here into the entrance to Yeranda and drive another 100 m to the house/office to check in. Standard check in time is around 2:00 pm.
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Please drive carefully!
Things move a little slower than you may be used to in Main Creek, including the wallabies and cows. As you travel along Monkerai and Main Creek Roads you will pass through several beef farming properties and occasionally cattle escape the paddocks to wander onto the roads. Around dusk and dawn in particular, Red-necked Wallabies can appear out of nowhere and they are very, very common so be prepared to brake suddenly. The unsealed road surface is good solid gravel but you will encounter numerous pot holes and many blind corners - please drive to the conditions. Finally, Skimmings Gap Rd is narrow so you will have to pull over to allow oncoming traffic to pass and the maximum safe speed is 40 km/h. Better to take five minutes longer to arrive than risk an accident.