Capertee National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Capertee campground.
Getting there and parking
Capertee campground is in the northern part of Capertee National Park. To get there:
- Turn on to Port Macquarie Road (unsealed) from Glen Alice Road
- From the locked gate on the park boundary, follow Port Macquarie Road for 5km
- Upon arriving at Capertee River causeway, cross the river and take the road on the right to the campground
Important: Follow the instructions and the map provided by NPWS. Don't use Google maps or GPS as this will give you an incorrect route and you may not be able to access the campground.
After booking you'll get a code to open the park boundary gate. Contact 1300 072 757 if you have not received your code.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Capertee campground may be flooded after heavy rain.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Capertee National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
The cooler autumn months are an excellent time for walking and mountain biking the trails and tracks within the park.
Grab your binoculars for some superb birdwatching. You might catch a rare glimpse of the endangered regent honeyeater as it builds its nest.
Enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shady banks of Capertee River, or a refreshing paddle.
Enjoy a car tour of Capertee while taking in nearby Wollemi and Goulburn River National Parks.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
12.1°C and 25.5°C
10.4°C and 0.7°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- There are no showers in the campground
- Water is not available at this campground.
- You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
- Rubbish bins are not available, so please take rubbish with you when leaving.
- The campground is in a remote location, so it’s a good idea to pick up your supplies before you arrive. The nearest town is Rylstone, approximately 45 mins drive.
- Non-flush toilets
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty. The campground is uneven in places.
Chemical toilets are permitted, however dumping of waste in NPWS facilities is not permitted.
Amplified music is not permitted in Capertee campground
Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.
This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.
Commercial filming and photography
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.