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Four Bull Hut

Washpool National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Four Bull Hut.

Getting there and parking

Four Bull Hut is located in the western section of Washpool National Park and is approximately 52km by road (sealed and gravel) from Tenterfield.

From Tenterfield:

  • Travel south on the New England Highway for 28km
  • Turn left on to Mt Spirabo Road and continue for 9km on the gravel road
  • Turn right at the intersection with Sandy Flat Road and continue east on Mt Spirabo Road for 7km to the intersection with Spirabo Forest Way. There will be a sign when you enter Washpool National Park along the way.
  • Keep left and continue through the intersection for 2.8km
  • Turn right on to Farnell Road and travel for approximately 300m
  • Turn left on to 4 Bull trail and continue 200m to the locked gate
  • Unlock the gate using the PIN code provided with your booking confirmation, and follow the trail for around 4.3km to the hut

From Deepwater:

  • Travel north on the New England Highway for 22km
  • Turn right on to Mt Spirabo Road and continue for 9km on a gravel road
  • Turn right at the intersection with Sandy Flat Road and continue east on Mt Spirabo Road for 7km to the intersection with Spirabo Forest Way. There will be a sign when you enter Washpool National Park along the way.
  • Keep left and continue through the intersection for 2.8km
  • Turn right on to Farnell Road and travel for approximately 300m
  • Turn left on to 4 Bull trail and continue 200m to the locked gate
  • Unlock the gate using the PIN code provided with your booking confirmation, and follow the trail for around 4.3km to the hut

PIN codes will be provided with your booking confirmation to access keys for the property. Contact 13000 72757 if you have not received your code. Fees may apply for lost keys.

Road quality

Vehicle access is restricted to existing management trails and no vehicles are permitted to be driven off-road within the National Park. 

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Outdoor parking is available at the hut.

Facilities

  • The hut has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room, separate bathroom with shower, toilet and laundry sink, an indoor wood heater, outside fire ring and a covered verandah. 
  • Bedding configuration: 1 bedroom with 1 x double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 x single beds and 2 x single mattresses for the floor.
  • There's a gas stove and oven, gas hot water system and gas refrigerator. The kitchen is equipped with crockery, glassware and cutlery for 6 people, toaster, kettle and a kitchen table with seating for 4 people. Additional seating is available in the outside covered area. 
  • There's no TV, DVD player or stereo.
  • The nearest mobile phone coverage is at the Billyrimba Falls lookout sign, which is 6.8km further north along Spirabo Forest Way from the Farnell Road turnoff.
  • Rubbish bins are provided. Please take any excessive garbage with you. Garbage bags are provided.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing / broken items. Cleaning products and toilet paper are provided.
  • The horse yards are located around 200m from the accommodation. You'll need to provide feed and water.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (firewood supplied)
  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Drinking water

Untreated water is available at the property but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Off-grid. A small 240V power generator is supplied. Please leave your personal electrical devices, including hairdryers and electric blankets, at home and use only the electrical devices provided in the hut.

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Safety messages

  • Children should be supervised due to slippery rocks and steep falls
  • A basic First Aid kit is provided at Four Bull hut, however this remote location is a considerable distance from the nearest ambulance and hospital. 
  • A fire blanket and fire extinguisher is provided

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).

Accessibility

Four Bull Hut is not wheelchair-accessible.

Permitted

Chemical toilets are permitted however there is no dump point at the property.

Generators

Generators are permitted

Horses

A maximum of 6 horses are permitted at the property at any one time. Please read and comply with the code of practice for horse riding in parks.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

  • Firewood may not be collected from the park. Firewood is supplied.

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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Park info

  • in Washpool National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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