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Capertee Homestead - 'Port Macquarie'

Capertee National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Capertee Homestead - 'Port Macquarie'.

Getting there and parking

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Capertee Homestead.

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.


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


  • The homestead is fully furnished with 4 bedrooms, a separate external bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room and 2 bathrooms with showers and toilets.
  • Sleeps 10 people in 4 bedrooms: 1 Queen bed and 1 single bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen bed and 1 single bed, and 2 single beds.
  • The separate external bedroom sleeps 4 people: 1 double bed and 2 single beds. There is a heater in this room.
  • You need to bring water for drinking and cooking. Hot and cold water suitable for washing and showering is provided.
  • Please leave the homestead 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.


There's a wrap-around verandah.

Outdoor furniture

Indoor fireplace

The living room has a wood fire heater. We provide 1 small bag of firewood and 1 small bag of kindling for the wood fire heater.


The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, gas oven, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery, glassware and tea towels.

Plates and cutlery

Bed linen

Bed linen, towels, duvets and pillows are provided.

Air conditioning

Ducted air conditioning


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


Washing machine

Includes external clothes line.

Rubbish bin

Please recycle rubbish into appropriate bins.

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.

The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers. 

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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.

Capertee Homestead - 'Port Macquarie'

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