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Capertee Homestead - 'Port Macquarie'

Capertee National Park

Visitor info

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

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 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

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.

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.

Facilities

  • The homestead is fully furnished and has 4 bedrooms, a separate external bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room with wood heater (firewood supplied), ducted air conditioning, 2 bathrooms with showers and toilets, external laundry and wrap-around verandah with outdoor seating.
  • The homestead sleeps 10 people: 1 queen and 1 single bed, 1 queen and 1 single bed, 1 queen 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.
  • Bed linen, towels, duvets and pillows are provided.
  • The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, gas oven, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, crockery, cutlery, glassware and tea towels.
  • There's a TV and DVD player but no TV reception.
  • There's a gas barbecue and wood barbecue (firewood supplied).
  • Hot and cold running water is available at the property. The water supply comes from rain water tanks so you'll need to use water sparingly. Drinking water is untreated rain water, so you may need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • Please leave the homestead 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)
  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

This property is connected to mains power.

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 + 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

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 Homestead – “Port Macquarie”, Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton