Location

 Elephant Mountain House is located at Lue on the Central Tablelands between Mudgee and Rylstone.
Travel time is approximately:
  • 3.5 hours from Sydney
  • 3 hours from Newcastle
  • 2 hours from Dubbo
  • 4.5 hours from Canberra
There is approx 8 kms of good dirt road to get you off the well worn track.
For specific directions from Mudgee or Rylstone please scroll down the page.
If you plan to use your GPS navigator please note that Pyangle Road may be  called Battens Rd on the GPS.

Elephant Mountain House Mudmap

 

 

Directions from Sydney

  • When travelling from Sydney, take either the Great Western Highway from Penrith  or the Bells line of Road from Richmond to Lithgow. From Lithgow follow the signs towards Mudgee until you get to the village of Ilford.
  • 1.5 km beyond Ilford, turn right at the large sign to Kandos/Rylstone. and travel through to Kandos. 

Directions  from Rylstone/Kandos

  • As you approach Kandos, turn left at the T intersection. Follow this road for about 8 kms to Rylstone.
  • When you drive into Rylstone the Hospital is on your right, follow this road and veer left, then at the bottom of the hill turn right into Louee St( pronounced Loo-ee), Rylstone's main st. You will past the Police Station on your left, then several Hotels on the right. Follow Louee St out over 2 Bridges. You are on the Bylong Valley Way .  Follow for 5 kms. You will pass "Louee Winery " sign on the right.
  • Turn left at the sign that says Mudgee -  you are now on the Lue Rd- follow this for 5kms- watch out for a sign "Cudgegong Warmbloods" on the right. Turn right  about 100m further ,  onto Breakfast Creek Rd (a dirt rd) ( It also has a sign Pyangle).
  • This road continues for about 5kms, you will pass a few houses on both sides of the road and  Keeches Lane on the right. You will then go over a small creek crossing , about 50m after that turn left onto Pyangle Rd.
  • Follow this road for 5km, you will pass over a ramp and signs saying Pyangle. On your right is a sandstone chimney and cattle yards. Follow this and go over another ramp. 
  • Turn left into the next gateway and proceed up the driveway. Continue until you enter the garden,  follow the arrows to the back  of the houses, the entrance is straight ahead. 

Directions  from Mudgee

  • From the clock tower in Church St , head towards Lawson Park, keeping it on your right. Go over a bridge and then about 300m after the bridge turn right onto the Lue Rd.
  • Follow this road until you get to Lue. ( about 28kms) Proceed through Lue passing the school on your right, go past the 80km and 100km speed signs, under the railway bridge and up a small hill. ( about 2 kms)
  • At the top of this hill  there is a house on the left. Turn left at this house onto Pyangle Rd (a dirt road). Follow this road for approx. 7km,   you will pass several roads veering to the left do not  take them, continue  to veer right, until you go over a ramp and past a small  cream cottage. 
  • Turn right into next gateway and proceed up the driveway. Continue until you enter the garden,  follow the arrows to the back  of the houses, the entrance is straight ahead.

Directions from the Hunter Valley

  • As you leave Denman- follow the Golden Highway to just before Sandy Hollow.Turn left at the sign saying Rylstone- Bylong Valley Way.
  • This is a winding and picturesque road and takes about 1.5 hours to travel. There are some narrow sections , however it is tar all the way.
  • You will pass through Bylong and about 15 mins later come to the Growee Gulph - 5 kms of winding ascent.
  • At the top of this follow the road about 10kms. There is a house close to the road on the right. The dirt road next to this house is Breakfast Creek Rd- you can take this as a short cut to Pyangle Rd.( See map) Beware however as it is narrow, has 2-3 gates and is rarely graded by council .
  • Alternatively continue another 8kms and then turn right at the sign for Mudgee. You are now on the Lue Rd. Proceed as you would if you were coming from Rylstone.