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Capertee Cottage

Capertee National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Capertee Cottage is in the northern part 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

Important: Follow the instructions and the map provided by NPWS. Don't use Google maps or GPS as this will give you an incorrect route and you may not be able to access the property.

After booking you'll get a code to open the park boundary gate and a door code to access the cottage. Contact 1300 072 757 if you have not 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 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.


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


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


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


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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


12.1°C and 25.5°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10.4°C and 0.7°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Bedroom 1 (up to 2 people)

  • 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 2 (up to 2 people)

  • 2 Single beds

Lounge room (up to 2 people)

  • 1 Sofa bed



  • The cottage is fully furnished and has an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, a bathroom, and an outdoor area with seating and a gas barbecue.
  • Hot and cold running water is available at the property. You need to bring your own water for drinking and cooking.
  • Please leave the cottage clean and tidy and report any breakages, damage or maintenance issues to the Mudgee office.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


  • Hot showers

Electric power

This property is connected to mains power.


Outdoor furniture


The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, oven, toaster, kettle, microwave, glassware, and tea towels.

Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans

Bed linen

Bed linen, duvets and pillows are provided.

Air conditioning


There's a TV and DVD player but no TV reception.


Towels are provided.

Washing machine

Laundry facilities are available in an external building behind the nearby homestead.

Rubbish bin

Please recycle rubbish into appropriate bins.

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 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).

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.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

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