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Policemans Point campground

Capertee National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Policemans Point campground.

Getting there and parking

Policemans Point campground is in the southern precinct of Capertee National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Port Macquarie Road to the locked gate at the park boundary (the access code can be obtained from Mudgee office). Once within the park, leave your vehicle on Carinya trail.
  • Walk or cycle from Carinya trail along Policemans track for 1km, or walk or cycle from Carinya trail along Oaky Creek trail for 2.5km.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • No vehicle access

Parking

Parking is available on Carinya trail, which are both walking or cycling distance from Policemans Point campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The cooler autumn months are an excellent time for walking and mountain biking the trails and tracks within the park.

Spring

Grab your binoculars for some superb birdwatching. You might catch a rare glimpse of the endangered regent honeyeater as it builds its nest.

Summer

Enjoy a relaxing picnic on the shady banks of Capertee River, a refreshing swim and perhaps some fishing.

Winter

Enjoy a car tour of Capertee while taking in nearby Wollemi and Goulburn River National Parks.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12.1°C and 25.5°C

Highest recorded

38.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

10.4°C and 0.7°C

Lowest recorded

-8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

179mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

Permitted

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Prohibited

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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Policemans Point campground, Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton