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Toms Cabin

New England National Park

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

Getting there and parking

On entering New England National Park:

  • Continue on Point Lookout Road
  • Toms Cabin is located approximately 13km 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

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Toms Cabin for 2 vehicles.

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

  • Toms Cabin is a bushwalker’s cabin so it has very basic facilities
  • Only mattresses are provided. It can get quite cold so come prepared for cold weather.
  • There's no electricity but there is solar power for lighting. The lights work on a timer to save battery power. The toilet, shower and lounge room lights run for 20 minutes, while the bedroom lights run for 2 minutes.
  • There are no power points, fridge, DVD player, television, stereo or laundry facilities
  • In unusually cold weather (July to August) the water pipes may freeze overnight and there is no water when taps are turned on. The taps usually thaw by late morning. 
  • The kitchen has a small gas stove (stove top and grill), and a sink with cold water. If having trouble igniting the gas stove, please use the manual igniter provided.
  • Cutlery and crockery is provided.
  • There's an open fireplace inside and a wood barbecue and picnic table outside. Firewood is supplied. 
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy or additional cleaning fees may be charged
  • Rubbish bins are provided

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Drinking water

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

Showers

The hot water system for the shower is gas. If there is no hot water, please check that the gas bottles outside are turned on. The pilot light on the hot water system should be lit.

  • Hot showers

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty. There are some stairs into the cabin.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park. Some firewood is provided for the open fireplace and wood barbecue at the cabin.

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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