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The Residence

New England National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Residence.

Getting there and parking

On entering New England National Park:

  • Continue on Point Lookout Road
  • The Residence is located at Banksia Point, approximately 14km along Point Lookout Road, just before you arrive at Point lookout.

A pin code to access the property will be emailed in your booking confirmation. If you have not received or have lost your code, please contact 1300 072 757.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at The Residence for three vehicles. Additional vehicles may park in the adjacent picnic area.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Enjoy the fresh air walking during the day, and cosy nights by the fire at Toms Cabin.

Spring

Climb up to Wrights lookout and see the colourful display of wildflowers.

Summer

Immerse yourself in the cool air and vibrant green of the Antarctic beech rainforest covered in moss.

Winter

Discover the spectacular icicles and frozen rock faces along the Weeping Rock walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

10°C and 24°C

Highest recorded

32.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 12°C

Lowest recorded

-7.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

286.1mm

Facilities

  • The cottage is fully furnished with lounge and dining seating for 6, kitchen, bathroom with shower, and a gas barbecue on the deck outside. There is also reverse-cycle air conditioning.
  • The kitchen has a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, electric jug, crockery and cutlery.
  • Only mattresses are provided. It can get quite cold so come prepared for cold weather.
  • There is no DVD player, television or stereo.
  • There are no laundry facilities
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy, with cutlery and cooking utensils washed and put away or additional cleaning fees may be charged.
  • Rubbish bins are provided.
  • There is a picnic area next to the cottage with tables, wood barbecues, a lookout and access to a walking track.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Drinking water

Tap water is sourced from a nearby spring and is not treated or monitored. Please boil or treat water before drinking.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Mobile coverage is limited in this park however some coverage is available at Lookout Point.

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 - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area as there are some stairs on entry.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park, so you’ll need to bring your own supply if using the wood barbecues in the picnic area.

Generators

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.

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Park info

The Residence, New England National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster/NSW Government