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Capertee Cottage

Capertee National Park

Special Offer

Stay 3, pay 2

Stay 3 nights, pay only 2 nights. Valid for stays between 29 April and 29 November 2019. Excludes NSW school holidays and public holiday weekends. Subject to availability. Book online.


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Overview

Capertee Cottage, offers walking, birdwatching and paddling in a scenic riverside setting, not far from Mudgee within Capertee National Park.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Barbecue facilities, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Food supplies
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking
  • Minimum 2 night stay, bookings must be made at least 1 week in advance.
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in 4pm. Check out 10am.
  • The cottage is in a remote location, so it’s a good idea to pick up your supplies before you arrive. The nearest town is Rylstone, approximately 45 mins drive away.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
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Get back to basics with a no-fuss holiday in breathtaking countryside within Capertee National Park, an hour and a half drive from Mudgee. Capertee Cottage, nestled by the picturesque riverside setting, offers adventurous families and friends a great opportunity to go car touring, bushwalking, mountain biking and birdwatching.

Active types will love exploring the nearby tracks on foot or bicycle. If you want something a little more leisurely simply soak in the scenic river views while listening to the chattering lorikeets and honeyeaters.

In the evening, kangaroos and wallabies are often seen grazing nearby. Gather the family and delight in a barbecue under a blanket of stars. You might even hear the call of the powerful barking owl echoing through the bush.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/capertee-cottage/local-alerts

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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 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.

Nearby towns

Bathurst (60 km)

Within a 70-km radius of Bathurst are the spectacular limestone cave systems -Abercrombie and Jenolan caves - which you can explore safely on guided tours.

www.visitnsw.com

Kandos (17 km)

Kandos is a gateway to the wonderland of Wollemi National Park, the rugged home of one of the rarest plants in the world - the Wollemi Pine - and other endangered and threatened species of plants, marsupials and birds. It's a great base for bushwalking, water sports and enjoying the great outdoors.

www.visitnsw.com

Lithgow (47 km)

Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.

www.visitnsw.com

Learn more

Capertee Cottage is in Capertee National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Looking for things to do in Capertee?

Policeman's Point campground, Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton

There are great things to do when in Capertee. Enjoy fantastic bird watching any time of the year - the protected woodlands attract the threatened gang-gang and glossy black cockatoos, and Capertee Valley is one of only three known nesting areas for the endangered regent honeyeater. You'll find a range of options if you're looking for a place to stay, including Capertee Homestead, Cottage or campground. Bookings essential. You can also hike into remote Policemans Point campground.

  • Capertee Woolshed ruins Capertee Woolshed ruins, in Capertee National Park, offer a view of the historic heritage of the area, with walking, paddling and birdwatching opportunities nearby.
  • Valley lookout Relax with a picnic lunch at Valley lookout and enjoy dramatic views inside the world’s second largest canyon. It’s easily combined with a 4WD or camping getaway in Capertee National Park, near Rylstone.

Plant life abounds

Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton

The park is home to rare grey grevillea shrubs, which bloom with pink and red flowers in spring. This hardy, dense shrub is found nowhere else but Capertee Valley. Fertile river flats and surrounding slopes host an ecological community of majestic yellow box, blakelys red gum and white box, providing a vital habitat for wildlife and native birds.

  • Capertee Woolshed ruins Capertee Woolshed ruins, in Capertee National Park, offer a view of the historic heritage of the area, with walking, paddling and birdwatching opportunities nearby.
  • Valley lookout Relax with a picnic lunch at Valley lookout and enjoy dramatic views inside the world’s second largest canyon. It’s easily combined with a 4WD or camping getaway in Capertee National Park, near Rylstone.

Wiradjuri country

Looking over the escarpment in Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton

Capertee National Park is within the traditional lands of Wiradjuri People. The surrounding countryside contains evidence of Aboriginal occupation in the form of rock art, scarred trees and artefacts. Traditional food plants and old travel routes are also present within the park.

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Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton