Capertee National Park
Get back to nature with a wilderness getaway at Honeyeater Homestead in Capertee National Park. Set west of the Blue Mountains between Lithgow and Mudgee, you’ll be surrounded by peaceful walks, spectacular views and plenty of wildlife.
|Where||377 Port Macquarie Road, Bogee , NSW, 2849 - in Capertee National Park|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood, ice, shampoo and soap, hairdryer, food supplies|
|Bookings||Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757|
Nestled on a small rise next to majestic ironbark forest, Honeyeater Homestead is the perfect place for nature lovers to relax and unwind. Located west of the Blue Mountains just an hour’s drive from Mudgee, you’ll be treated to charming country accommodation with breathtaking views of the surrounding sandstone escarpment.
After you’ve settled in, pack a picnic lunch and explore the neighbouring forest on one of the nearby trails. A 30min walk will take you to Capertee River, where you can stroll the riverbanks or enjoy a refreshing dip if the river is running. Just half an hour’s drive away, you’ll find the historic towns of Rylstone and Kandos with their heritage buildings, pubs and cosy cafes.
Make sure you pack your binoculars because you’re more than likely to spot some of the local woodland birds during your stay. If you’re lucky you may even spy the endangered regent honeyeater, for which the homestead is named.
After a day spent sightseeing, return to the quiet solitude of the homestead and soak up the afternoon sun from the wrap-around verandah.
Capertee Woolshed ruins, in Capertee National Park, offer a view of the historic heritage of the area, with walking, paddling and birdwatching opportunities nearby.
The historic Capertee Homestead, known as 'Port Macquarie', is a great weekend getaway in Capertee National Park. Go birdwatching, mountain biking, 4WD touring and walking.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Mudgee office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
- 02 6370 9000
- 27 Inglis Street, Mudgee NSW 2850
- in Capertee National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Capertee National Park has a locked entry gate. If you're visiting during the day, get the gate code by calling Mudgee Office (weekdays) or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (weekends).