Curracabundi National Park
Stay at Karamea Homestead for a secluded rural getaway by the Barnard River, in Curracabundi National Park. Only 1 hour from Gloucester, you’ll find horse riding, mountain biking and water activities at your door.
|Where||2039 Giro Road, Giro, NSW, 2422 - in Curracabundi National Park|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, pillows, towels, shampoo and soap|
|Bookings||Book online or contact NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 for more information. Minimum 2 nights stay for weekends. Minimum 3 night stay mid week and long weekends. Easter long weekend minimum 4 night stay.|
Tucked away on an old grazing property, this federation-style timber homestead sleeps up to 10 guests. The isolated rural setting makes Karamea Homestead the perfect place for those looking to unplug and soak up the natural beauty of Curracabundi National Park, or visit nearby Nowendoc National Park.
With views of the Bretti Range, and an exotic garden filled with mango, avocado and fig trees, you’ll have no trouble relaxing here. Spend your days swimming in the nearby river, or horse lovers can explore some of the specially designated riding trails. When the sun sets it’s time to sit under the stars and roast marshmallows on the outdoor fireplace.
When you step out to explore Curracabundi National Park, keep your eyes peeled for brush-tailed rock wallabies on the nearby rocky cliffs. Keen bird watchers might be lucky enough to spot wedge-tailed eagles and nankeen kestrels in the skies above the homestead.
Combine 4WD camping and Aboriginal heritage with birdwatching, swimming, bushwalking and mountain biking at Jacky Barkers campground in NSW’s Northern Tablelands.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/karamea-homestead/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Gloucester office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6538 5300
- 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW 2422
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
- 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.
- Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles
- 4WD required in wet weather
Parking is available at the cottage.
- 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
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Homestead is supplied by rainwater, so you’ll need to treat or boil the water before drinking.
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
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.