Robinsons Cabin

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

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Overview

Robinsons Cabin, only 1km inside Boonoo Boonoo National Park near Tenterfield, offers comfortable holiday accommodation in a bushland setting.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cabin
Where 576 Boonoo Boonoo Falls Road, Boorook, NSW, 2372 - in Boonoo Boonoo National Park
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Bed sheets, blankets, pillows, towels
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
  • Minimum 2 night stays.
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your accommodation fees.

Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • Check in after 2pm. Check out before 10am. Fees may apply for late check outs.
  • The cabin is in a remote location so please arrive well prepared.
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Imagine waking to the sound of kookaburras, parrots and honeyeaters. Then, having a barbecue brunch on the patio with red-necked wallabies grazing nearby and seeing nothing but bushland in every direction.

Robinsons Cabin is a charming old forestry hut in Boonoo Boonoo National Park, converted into budget accommodation. Self-contained and sleeping up to six people, it’s cosy in winter and surrounded by a sea of wildflowers in spring.

Situated within the national park, yet less than 30km from Tenterfield, you have the best of both worlds at Robinsons. Boonoo Boonoo National Park is right there to be explored, and the town is only a 20min drive away. From Robinsons, you can cycle, hike or drive to the stunning Boonoo Boonoo Falls lookout. From there, you can access walking tracks or have a wallow in the rock pools along the river if the weather’s warm enough.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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All the practical information you need to know about Robinsons Cabin.

Getting there and parking

Robinsons Cabin is located in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. The park is 24km from Tenterfield, off Mount Lindesay Road. The cabin is 2km inside the park.

You'll receive PIN codes with your booking confirmation to access the cabin keys. Contact 13000 72757 if you haven't received your code. Fees may apply for lost keys.

To get there from Stanthorpe:

  • Take the road to Amosfield, then turn south towards Tenterfield along Mount Lindesay Road (unsealed)
  • Continue south to the Boonoo Boonoo National Park turn off
  • Follow this road 4km to the park boundary. From the grid at the park entrance, continue around 1km then turn right at the sign for Robinsons Fire trail
  • Unlock the gate using the PIN code provided with your booking confirmation, and follow the trail to Robinsons Cabin

 To get there from northern Tenterfield:

  • Take Mount Lindesay Road and after 22km turn right at Boonoo Boonoo National Park turn off
  • Follow this road 4km to the park boundary. From the grid at the park entrance, continue around 1km then turn right at the sign for Robinsons Fire trail
  • Unlock the gate using the PIN code provided with your booking confirmation, and follow the trail to Robinsons Cabin

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking for up to 3 vehicles is available at Robinsons Cabin.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

This is the season for wildflowers. The mild weather at this time of year is also particularly good for camping.

Summer

The water in the large secluded rock pools along the river will give sweet relief from the summer heat.

Winter

Temperatures can plunge overnight and mornings are often frosty at this time of year, so be well-prepared if you're camping. Though winter days are often sunny, cloudless and warm enough to enjoy a picnic or a long hike.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

14°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

38.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

2°C and 14°C

Lowest recorded

-10°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

228.6mm

Facilities

  • The cabin is fully furnished. Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen, living room with wood fire, 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower and toilet.
  • Bedding configuration: 1 x queen bed; 2 x single beds and 1 x foldout double sofa bed.
  • Gas stove and oven.
  • Fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle.
  • Cutlery, crockery and glassware.
  • Dining table and chairs.
  • There's no television, DVD player or stereo.
  • There's no mobile reception at Robinsons Cabin. The nearest place with mobile reception is Thunderbolt's Hideout, a 20min drive along Mount Lindesay Highway.
  • Rubbish bins area provided. Please take any excess garbage with you. Garbage bags are provided.
  • Please ensure you leave the cabin clean and tidy, with all kitchen items washed and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items. Cleaning products and toilet paper are provided. 

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • There's an outdoor wood barbecue and an indoor wood fire. Firewood is supplied.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Drinking water

  • Tank water is available but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

  • The cabin uses solar power, so please leave your personal electrical devices, including hairdryers and electric blankets, at home and use only the devices provided in the cabin. The use of smartphone and computer chargers is accepted.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fishing safety

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.

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).

River and lake safety

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Robinsons Cabin is not wheelchair-accessible.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

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

Generators

  • Generators are not permitted

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.

Nearby towns

Casino (74 km)

Casino is a thriving rural centre in the heart of rich agricultural country. It's set in lush pastures on the banks of the Richmond River.

www.visitnsw.com

Kyogle (21 km)

Kyogle is an attractive timber-milling town surrounded by rainforest. It's set on the Richmond River at the base of Fairy Mountain.

www.visitnsw.com

Tenterfield (2 km)

Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous "birth of our nation" speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts in 1889. His rousing speech is credited with being the decisive moment that set the country on its path toward Federation in 1901.

www.visitnsw.com

Learn more

Robinsons Cabin is in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Fabulous falls

Cypress-pine campground, Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Photo: David Young

The park's jewel is Boonoo Boonoo Falls. If you'd like to see what this feature is really made of, then visit during the wetter months of summer. Even if the falls aren't pumping, though, they're still beautiful and there will always be rock pools along the river to swim in, walking tracks to follow and riverside picnics to indulge in.

Gold fever

Morgans Gully, Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Photo: David Young

Morgans Gully and Ropers Gully are two sites in the park where alluvial gold was discovered in the late nineteenth century. As a result, there was a huge influx of European and Asian prospectors to the area. As well as giving the nearby town of Tenterfield a massive economic boost at the time, the village of Boonoo Boonoo temporarily flourished but is now ruins. Though nature has reclaimed these gullies too, imagine what the areas might have looked, sounded and smelt like when they were teeming with men from here and all over the world, half-crazy with gold fever.

Have you seen the wildlife?

Boonoo Boonoo Falls, Boonoo Boonoo National Park. Photo: David Young

Boonoo Boonoo is an Aboriginal name meaning 'poor country with no animals to provide food'. Since that name came about, before European settlement, the environment has significantly changed. Now kangaroos and wallabies visit Cypress Pine campground and the park's picnic areas at dawn and dusk. The wariest wallaby of them all, the threatened brush-tailed rock wallaby, can even be seen if you're very quiet and patient. Spotted-tailed quolls, also a threatened species, sometimes visit Cypress Pine campground at night and platypuses live and frolic in Boonoo Boonoo River.

  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area Boonoo Boonoo Falls picnic area is not only a great place to eat and rest, it teems with wildlife, wildflowers and is close to Falls lookout, rock pools and River track.
  • Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track Boonoo Boonoo Falls walking track allows a short stroll between Boonoo Boonoo picnic area and the scenic lookout onto the magnificent Boonoo Boonoo Falls.
  • Morgans Gully picnic area Visit Morgans Gully for a relaxing picnic, and investigate gold mining historic heritage surrounded by wildflowers and embellished with a waterfall and geological formations.

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