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The Residence

New England National Park

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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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


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.


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


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


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

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


10°C and 24°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


1°C and 12°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • The cottage is fully furnished with lounge and dining seating for 10 people, kitchen, bathroom with shower, and a gas barbecue on the deck outside.
  • Room 1 sleeps 2 people: 1 queen bed.
  • Room 2 sleeps 3 people: 1 queen bed plus a day bed.
  • Room 3 sleeps 2 people: 1 queen bed.
  • Room 4 sleeps 3 people: 1 king bunk and 1 king single bed.
  • Only mattresses are provided. It can get quite cold so come prepared for cold weather.
  • Slow combustion stove
  • The kitchen has a fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, electric jug, crockery and cutlery.
  • 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.


  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

There's a gas barbecue on the deck outside the cottage.

There are also wood barbecues and picnic tables in the picnic area next to the cottage . Fires are permitted in the wood barbecues only, please bring your own firewood.

Drinking water

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


  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Do not feed wildlife. Store your food and rubbish properly in secure containers to prevent access by wildlife.

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

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).

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.

Wildlife safety

Keep yourself and our wildlife safe by understanding the risks of wildlife encounters and how to avoid them.


Disability access level - medium

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


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.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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