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Capertee National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Capertee National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get 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


    By bike

    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

    Summer temperature


    12.1°C and 25.5°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    10.4°C and 0.7°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).



    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

    Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.


    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Capertee National Park


    Nearby towns

    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.