Frequently Asked Questions

Check in after 3pm. Check out before 10am.
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 gas heating in winter and split-system air-conditioning in summer, 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.

Mobile phone reception can be intermittent depending on your service provider and where you are on the property. Optus usually works perfectly making and receiving calls near and inside the Tiny Houses. Telstra is usually OK but not as reliable as Optus.

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, and we will do our best to book someone else in your place, subject to the cancellation policy outlined in the question above.

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.

The property is also a working farm that has cattle and sheep which are wild animals, and dogs, so do not approach them and be cautious of them.

Big Yard Escapes cannot be responsible for the actions of cattle, sheep, dogs or wildlife.
The property has many trees, rocks and slopes and frontage to the Mowamba River. Be careful when walking around the property.

Guests are responsible for their personal safety and that of their belongings, including vehicles.

Due to the high risk of bushfires, under the rules set by the NSW Rural Fire Service, use of the fire pit is restricted between October 1 and March 31.

Outside these dates, a fire may be lit, but only in the designated fire pits outside each cabin. Fires must be no higher than knee height and supervised at all times.

Guests must fully extinguish fires with water using the outside tap and bucket or hose at each cabin.

Guests don’t need to bring fire wood. Help yourself to the old wood lying on the ground under the trees but do not cut down trees. There are a couple of small firelighters in the Tiny House.

Guests are responsible for checking weather conditions, fire regulations and fire bans and abiding by them.

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.