Capertee National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Capertee National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Capertee village:
- Turn east onto Glen Davis Road
- Travel 29km to the junction with Glen Alice Road and veer left
- Drive another 21km through Glen Alice, towards Rylstone, and turn left onto the unsealed Port Macquarie Road.
- Follow Port Macquarie Road to the locked gate at the park boundary (access code can be obtained from Mudgee office).
Park entry points
- Port Macquarie Road See on map
- Valley lookout See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
Capertee National Park is not accessible by public transport however there is a train/bus service to Mudgee or Lithgow. For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport website.
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, and perhaps a refreshing paddle in the shallow waters.
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
Maps and downloads
- in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Capertee National Park has a locked entry gate. If you're visiting during the day, get the gate code by calling Mudgee Office (weekdays) or Blue Mountains Heritage Centre (weekends).
02 6370 9000
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
- 27 Inglis Street, Mudgee NSW 2850
- Mudgee office
Rylstone (34 km)
Rylstone is a pretty village with many heritage-listed stone buildings, including the magnificent post and telecommunications office, the police station, the courthouse and the shire hall. Boutiques and markets offer arts, crafts and other treasures.
Mudgee (91 km)
Set in the Cudgegong River valley in Central West NSW, Mudgee is a charming historic town and a popular destination for wine enthusiasts keen to sample its award-winning reds and whites. From its many wineries and national parks to markets, festivals and activities for the kids, Mudgee has much to offer.
Lithgow (125 km)
Hassans Walls Lookout, near Lithgow, is the highest in the Blue Mountains. Admire Mt Wilson, Mt York, Mt Tarana and Mt Blaxland as well as the pretty Hartley Valley below. To the south are the Kanimbla and Megalong valley and Mt Bindo. While there, go for a walk or ride around the lookout.