Frequently Asked Questions
Check in after 3pm. Check out before 11am.
Your door key is in the key safe beside the door.
The minimum booking is generally for two nights on Fridays and Saturdays and one night from Sundays to Thursdays. However, the minimum booking over Easter is four nights and special minimum bookings may apply at Christmas.
The address is 130 Big Yard Rd, Moonbah, NSW, 2627, and the property is 10 minutes’ drive from Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains.
It is close to the ski fields and bike trails at Thredbo and Perisher in the Kosciuszko National Park, about 5 hours’ drive from Sydney and 2 hours’ drive from Canberra.
To get there, turn from Kosciuszko Rd in Jindabyne (the main road around Lake Jindabyne) into Barry Way at the roundabout. Travel on Barry Way for 12.1km or about 9 minutes, then turn right into Big Yard Rd. Drive on the dirt for 1.3km, then take the first right turn. Drive for about 250m then take the first left turn to arrive at Big Yard Escapes.
If you have any questions please contact Craig on 0421 300 911.
Big Yard Escapes has no mains power. The accommodation is powered by solar energy and bottled gas and uses river water in tanks. Electricity is generated by solar panels and stored in a bank of large batteries. When the solar or battery power runs low, a generator will start to top up the electricity.
If you use too much power, your peacefulness might be disturbed by the sound of the generator.
Phone reception is limited and may be intermittent.
Toilets use a no-flush composting system that does not accept sanitary items that must be placed in the bin.
Each cabin has split-system heating/air-conditioning, but it is solar powered, so please use it only when you need it and make sure it is switched off when you leave your cabin.
Sometimes, depending on your location on the property and your mobile service provider.
Near the cabins if OK on Telstra?
The Big Yard Escapes accommodation has all you need to enjoy a relaxing stay, including top quality beds, linen, towels, comfortable chairs, a fully equipped kitchen and instantaneous hot water.
Water is pumped into tanks from the Mowamba River which borders the property.
Bring whatever you would like to make the most of the serenity such as books or games and, of course, your food and drinks.
Full refund for cancellations if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.
Yes, any time up until 21 days before your booking. For less than 21 days, we will do our best to book someone else in your place and give you a full refund (less 3 per cent credit card processing fee), otherwise your booking will remain.
Big Yard Escapes is in a natural environment that includes lots of wildlife near the Kosciuszko National Park, so pets are not allowed.
No, because each cabin has only one bed for couples and the bushland environment poses risks for children.
The accommodation is surrounded by natural bushland that is inhabited by animals including kangaroos, deer, wombats, emus, snakes, spiders, birds and other wildlife. Be careful near native animals. A snake bite kit is in each cabin.
Camp fires are allowed but only in designated fire pits surrounded by rocks. Be careful with fires because you are surrounded by trees and close to the Kosciuszko National Park. Extinguish all flames and coals completely before leaving a fire.
You are responsible for your personal safety and that of your belongings, including vehicles.
Yes, but only in designated fire pits surrounded by rocks. Fires should be no higher than knee height and be attended at all times.
You are responsible for checking fire regulations, weather conditions and current fire bans and abiding by them.
Take fire wood only from the ground. Cutting down of trees is not allowed.
No. Standard two-wheel-drive cars can reach Big Yard Escapes and each cabin.
Big Yard Rd and the driveway to the property are on a short section of high-quality dirt road.
Drive slower at night than you would in the city because wildlife can be active near roads.
Vehicles must be driven only on the driveway and parked in parking areas near cabins. There is a maximum of two cars per booking.
It is a no-flush, waterless toilet that separates liquids and dries solids. It is environmentally friendly and odourless but it does not accept sanitary items that must be placed in the bin.
Smoking is not permitted inside the cabins but is allowed 10 metres from the cabins, provided all cigarette butts are disposed of responsibly.