Curracabundi National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Karamea Homestead.
Getting there and parking
Karamea Homestead is located at the eastern entry to Curracabundi National Park. It's approximately 1hr 30min drive from Gloucester.
To get there:
- From Gloucester, drive 40km north along the Thunderbolts Way to Giro Road.
- Turn left onto Giro Road
- Drive 18.5km along Giro Road (gravel road) to the turn-off to Karamea Homestead.
- The turn-off is signposted with directions to Karamea. The homestead is 2km further on from the turn-off.
You'll need to cross a concrete causeway to reach the homestead grounds. Contact the Gloucester office to check river heights for the Barnard River prior to arrival. Please use caution during wet weather when accessing the causeway as river flows may change suddenly.
Access to Karamea may be restricted during periods of high rainfall or high bushfire activity in the local area.
- Although most roads are suitable for 2WD vehicles, all-wheel drive is recommended due to the variable road surface
- Thunderbolts Way is an all-weather sealed road
- Giro Road is a gravel road
- Giro Road is unfenced and passes through two cattle grazing properties. Cattle are frequent along the road.
- Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles
- 4WD required in wet weather
Parking is available at the cottage.
- 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
- Bedding configuration: 1 queen bed, 1 queen bed, 3 single beds (1 single bed and 2 king singles in bunk configuration), 3 single beds (1 single bed and 2 king singles in bunk configuration).
- Large open plan living and dining room area
- Doonas are provided. Please bring your own sheets, pillows, towels and toiletries.
- There is no mobile coverage at the homestead.
- Please take away all rubbish and recycling when you leave.
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
The homestead is supplied by rainwater, so you’ll need to treat or boil the water before drinking.
- Hot showers
There's a modern kitchen that's perfect for entertaining.
A TV/DVD player is available for guests who wish to bring their own media. There is no free-to-air or satellite television reception.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
Hard access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface with obstacles such as potholes, tree roots, and rocks. Assistance will be necessary.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Please respect neighbouring private properties by not trespassing.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.