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Karamea Homestead

Curracabundi National Park

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Visitor info

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.

To get there:

  • From Gloucester, drive 40km north along the Thunderbolts Way to Giro Road.
  • Turn on to Giro Road
  • Drive 20km along Giro Road (gravel road) to the Karamea Homestead entry gate
  • Karamea Homestead is 2km from the entry gate

Road quality

  • Use caution during wet weather when accessing the causeway crossing over the Barnard River. River flows may change suddenly.
  • Access to Karamea may be restricted during high rainfall events, or during periods of high bushfire activity in the local area.
  • 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
  • Access into the homestead grounds requires crossing a concrete causeway. River heights on the Barnard River should be checked prior to arrival. Contact the Barrington Tops Area Office for more information.

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at the cottage.

Facilities

  • Bedroom 1 – queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 – 3 singles (1 single bed and 2 king singles in bunk configuration)
  • Bedroom 4 – 3 singles (1 single bed and 2 king singles in bunk configuration)
  • A large open plan living and dining room area, which incorporates a modern kitchen is perfect for entertaining.
  • TV/DVD player available
  • There is no free-to-air or satellite television reception
  • There is micro system with an iPod docking station
  • There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, so there is plenty of room for two families or a large group of friends.
  • Doonas are provided
  • Guests are required to take away all rubbish and recycling when they leave

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water

  • Homestead is supplied by rainwater, so you’ll need to treat or boil the water before drinking.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Water activities

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.

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

  • Please respect neighbouring private properties by not trespassing

Gathering firewood

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.