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Capertee Cottage

Capertee National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Capertee Cottage.

Getting there and parking

Capertee Cottage is in the northern section of Capertee National Park. To get there:

  • Turn on to Port Macquarie Road (unsealed) from Glen Alice Road
  • From the locked gate on the park boundary, follow Port Macquarie Road for 5km
  • Upon arriving at Capertee River causeway, cross the river and take the road on the right to the cottage and homestead

A code to open the park boundary gate and a door code to access the cottage will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Contact 1300 072 757 if you haven't received your codes.

Road quality

Please be aware that the cottage is accessed by crossing Capertee River via a causeway. At times of very heavy rain, flooding may occur, preventing access to and from the cottage. Check the weather before you set out or contact the Mudgee office.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Capertee Cottage.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The cooler autumn months are an excellent time for walking and mountain biking the trails and tracks within the park.

Spring

Grab your binoculars for some superb birdwatching. You might catch a rare glimpse of the endangered regent honeyeater as it builds its nest.

Summer

Enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shady banks of Capertee River, or a refreshing paddle.

Winter

Enjoy a car tour of Capertee while taking in nearby Wollemi and Goulburn River National Parks.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12.1°C and 25.5°C

Highest recorded

38.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

10.4°C and 0.7°C

Lowest recorded

-8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

179mm

Facilities

  • The cottage is fully furnished and has 2 bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, a bathroom, reverse cycle air conditioning and an outdoor area with seating and a gas barbecue.
  • The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, oven, toaster, kettle, microwave, crockery, cutlery, glassware and tea towels.
  • There's a TV and DVD player but no TV reception.
  • Bed linen, towels, duvets and pillows are provided.
  • Laundry facilities are available in an external building behind the nearby homestead.
  • Hot and cold running water is available at the property. The water supply comes from rain water tanks, so please use water sparingly. Drinking water is untreated rain water, so you may need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • Please leave the cottage clean and tidy and report any breakages, damage or maintenance issues to the Mudgee office.
  • Bins are provided. Please recycle rubbish into appropriate bins.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

This property is connected to mains power.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

Walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers. Check out our bushwalking safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

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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Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton