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The Chalet

“I love being able to explore the magical Antarctic beech forests in the misty rain – then close the door of my cabin and have a hot shower to warm up!”

Sitting on the edge of the escarpment, The Chalet is a cosy cabin surrounded by tall forest. Just the right size for small families and couples, it’s a perfect accommodation choice for those looking to get away from it all and immerse themselves in the wild.

Head off on Weeping Rock walking track just near the cabin and join Lyrebird walking track for a journey that will take you along the cliff face with its dripping waters and icicles, through lush ferns in World Heritage rainforest, and finish with spectacular views from Point lookout.

Relax on the deck, admire the beautiful mountain views and watch for the evening serenade of the local lyrebirds.

Snuggle up under your warm doona for a comfy night’s sleep, then wake to the sound of birdsong in the trees and a hot brekkie, ready for another unforgettable day in nature.


Getting there

Getting there:

On entering New England National Park:

  • Continue on Point Lookout Road
  • The Chalet is located at Banksia Point, approximately 14km along Point Lookout Road just before you arrive at Point lookout.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at The Chalet for two vehicles

Important info


1 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5 guests


  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Picnic tables

You should know:

  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Bedding configuration: 2 x single bunk + 1 x double (below) and single (above) bunk.
  • The property may only be occupied by the number of people specified in the reservation
  • You'll need to bring your own linen, towels, blankets and pillows.
  • The cottage is fully-furnished and has a full kitchen and bathroom
  • There's reverse-cycle air conditioning in the living area
  • There is no DVD player, television or stereo at the accommodation.
  • The cottage is in a remote location, so it's a good idea to pick up your supplies before you arrive.
  • Mobile phone coverage can be received at Lookout Point
  • Check-in time 2pm, check-out time 10am.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy, with cutlery and cooking utensils washed and put away or additional cleaning fees may be charged.
  • Tap water is sourced from a nearby spring and is not treated or monitored.
  • NSW national parks are now no smoking areas
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Be prepared for cold and wet weather at any time of year

Wheelchair access:


Assistance may be required to access this area.


Accommodation fees: $105 per night (2-person inclusive). $15 per night for each additional person (minimum 2-night stay).

Book online now:

Use a secure payment gateway to book now.

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757) to make a booking.

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.


Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Phone: (02) 6657 2309

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New England National Park. Photo: M Dwyer/NSW Government