Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Where is Capertee?

For locals this is a question frequently asked by people not familiar with our beautiful part of the world. But it's not just interstate people who ask the question. Despite being the only Capertee in Australia many Sydney and Blue Mountains folk seem to get confused with the similar sounding village of Cobbitty located south west of Sydney, near Camden. Well where is Capertee then?

Where in Australia is Capertee?

Capertee is a mountain village located 800 metres above sea level on the Central Tablelands of New South Wales. The community is located on the Castlereagh Highway (also known as the Mudgee Road) between Lithgow and Mudgee. By road Sydney is 187 km away. On average, a road trip from central Sydney to Capertee usually takes about 170 minutes. Unless you live in the northern suburbs of Sydney, the fastest route to Capertee is via the M4 and the Great Western Highway.

The old milepost in Capertee

The nearest large town to Capertee is Lithgow which is 43 km to the south. Other significant local towns are Mudgee (81 km to the north) and Bathurst (78 km to the south west). Despite being on a long established rail line the station has been closed to passenger traffic for many years. The only public transport is an infrequent coach service to/from Lithgow which connects with the Sydney suburban and New South Wales rail network.

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