The Finchley Trig sits next to the Finchley Lookout, a raised platform that provides sweeping views over Yengo National Park.
To the west is Mount Yengo (668m), Mt Monundilla (1,256m) and Mt Wareng (594m) – and a vast expense of largely untracked wilderness. Mount Yengo is the most prominent peak, and a sacred place to the Aboriginal people: it’s where Baiame (a deity figure) stepped from earth back up to the spirit world after he had created all of the mountains, lakes, rivers and caves in the area.
To the north is Mt Isobel (553m) and Mt Poppong (557m).
The tris itself is a traditional concrete plinth, with nameplate intact.
Getting to Finchley Trig
The trig point and lookout is reached via the Great North Road; turn onto Yango Creek Road just south of Laguna and then take the Finchley Track. Most of the route after you turn off the Great North Road is unsealed, but suitable for 2WD vehicles if the road is dry and there is signage. The road condition will vary, and there’s likely to be some potholes and rough sections. There’s a small carpark with steps up to the lookout and trig point.
Not far from Finchley Trig is the Finchley Aboriginal Area, which is worth a visit, and a campground.
- NPWS (National Parks) – Finchley Lookout