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Brackens Hut

Coolah Tops National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Brackens Hut.

Getting there and parking

Brackens Hut is in the western precinct of Coolah Tops National Park and is accessed via the Coolah township. To get there:

  • After entering the park, continue on The Forest Road for approximately 7km.
  • Turn right into Hildegard Road.
  • Continue on Hildegard Road for approximately 3km.
  • Turn left at the intersection and follow the signs to the hut

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available just outside the fence surrounding the hut.

Off-road trailers and caravans can be parked outside the perimeter fence. Please beware that there is a small creek crossing.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Coolah Tops National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Great camping weather before the cold weather arrives. Swap stories by the campfire about the day's adventures.

Spring

See the park come to life as the pink darling pea, yellow flowering black wattle and silver wattle burst into colour.

Summer

Enjoy warm days walking and mountain biking and cooler nights in the bush.

Bedrooms

All beds have wire bed frames but no mattresses.

Bedroom 1 (up to 3 people)

  • 1 Single bed, 1 Bunk bed

Bedroom 2 (up to 2 people)

  • 2 Single beds

 

Facilities

  • Brackens Hut is a rustic cabin with no kitchen facilities or electricity.
  • There are no shower, bathroom or laundry facilities. However, there is a pit toilet outside.
  • There is no television or stereo at the hut.
  • Please make sure you leave the hut in a clean and tidy manner and report any breakages, damage or maintenance issues.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take all rubbish with you.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Drinking water

There is a small unfiltered rain water tank next to the hut. You’ll need to boil or treat the water before drinking.

Balcony

There is a verandah. 

Indoor fireplace

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Prohibited

The use of chainsaws is not permitted.

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Park info

  • in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.