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Capertee Woolshed ruins

Capertee National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Capertee Woolshed ruins.

Getting there and parking

Capertee Woolshed ruins are in the central precinct of Capertee National Park. To get there:

  • From Glen Alice Road, turn onto Port Macquarie Road and follow until you reach the locked gate.
  • From the locked gate on the park boundary (the access code can be obtained from Mudgee park office), continue on Port Macquarie Road for 5km.
  • Upon arriving at Capertee River causeway, cross the river and follow Capertee trail for approximately 100m until you see the ruins on your left.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Capertee Woolshed ruins can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available beside Capertee trail, a short walk (50m) from Capertee Woolshed ruins.

 

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

  • Drinking water is limited in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park

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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.

  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
  • This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  •  Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

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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Capertee Woolshed ruins, Capertee National Park. Photo: Michelle Barton