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The Residence

“The Residence is the perfect place to relax after walking all day. After a hot shower and comfy night’s sleep, we’re recharged and ready for another day engulfed in nature.”

Located at Banksia Point, The Residence offers a cosy weekend retreat and a place to recharge. There’s plenty of room in this fully-furnished cottage, making it an ideal accommodation option for a family holiday or a group looking for a base to explore.

You could easily gaze out the large windows all day, admiring the leafy green forest outlook, yet there are spectacular lookouts and the magnificent World Heritage Gondwana rainforests right on your doorstep to discover.

Pack a picnic and head off on Wrights lookout walking track to experience the views from the open rocky plateau. In spring, you’ll also be treated to colourful displays of wildflowers in bloom.

After a peaceful night’s sleep, wake the kids for a sunrise experience they won’t forget. Looking out over the mist-covered wilderness at Point lookout, there’s no better way to start a new day.


Getting there

Getting there:

On entering New England National Park:

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

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at The Residence for two vehicles.

Important info


3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10 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: 1 x double (below) and single (above) bunk + 1 single bunk; 1 x double (below) and single (above) bunk; 1 x single 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.
  • There are no laundry facilities
  • 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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The Residence, New England National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster/NSW Government