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Thank you for choosing to stay at BARELLA CABINS. We are sure that you will enjoy your stay.

On this page are directions for you to drive to your rural escape at BARELLA CABINS, current check-in requirements and some tourist information that may be of use during your stay.

How to get to BARELLA CABINS

BARELLA CABINS are located in the secluded Kains Flat Valley, a scenic 25 minute drive north of Mudgee. Our address is 334 Kains Flat Road, Kains Flat, NSW 2850. Enter our address into Google Maps for accurate directions from your location.

From Sydney

Leave Sydney and make your way over the Blue Mountains to Lithgow, either via the Bells Line of Road, or the Great Western Highway. Proceed from Lithgow on the Great Western Highway for 6km then take the exit to Mudgee via the Castlereagh Highway and travel for 100km (about 90mins) to Mudgee. Coming into Mudgee, turn right at the first round-about (McDonalds is on the corner) then proceed north along Church Street, past the Clock Tower, over the bridge, and onto the Ulan Road.

Follow the Ulan Road for approx 10km, past the Airport, over the creek bridge and past Eloquesto Wines. After Eloquesto Wines watch out for the right hand turn sign to Wollar/Bylong. Turn right here onto the Wollar Road. This is a popular ‘Tourist Route’ and has a large sign listing places of interest along the route.

Travel along the Wollar Road for 17.6km. You will soon come to the signed posted locality of Cooyal. Proceed through Cooyal, past the District Hall and continue on until you past the Cooyal Hotel on your left.

Approximately 500m past the Cooyal Hotel, slow down and watch for the “Barella Cabins 3.4 >”  sign to turn right into Kains Flat Road.  

Turn right into Kains Flat Road and continue 3.4km. See the attached Map. Watch out for wildlife along this road, particularly kangaroos.

On cresting a low hill the country changes from woodland to open grassland. BARELLA CABINS is on your right. The property is clearly signed as BARELLA CABINS at the wooden entrance gates.

Proceed through the entrance gates and stay on the driveway (nb. 10kph speed limit), the first Cabin is Banksia, the second is Grevillea, the third is Myrtle, and the fourth is Wattle. Proceed to your Cabin, where you will find the key in the door.

From Newcastle

There are 2 alternative routes from Newcastle.

1. Follow the New England Highway onto the Golden Highway towards Merriwa and Cassilis. You can take the longer sealed road through Sandy Hollow, Merriwa, Cassilis and down through Ulan towards Mudgee.

When you pass the Mud Hut Creek Road turnoff on your right, continue for approximately 500m then slow down and watch for the Linburn Lane turnoff on your left and drive across to Cooyal, (or go down to the Wollar Road turnoff if you miss Linburn Lane.).

In very wet conditions the concrete creek crossing on Linburn Lane may be flooded – take care. The road continues to Wollar Road. Turn left into Wollar Road. See the attached Map. Continue on until you past the Cooyal Hotel on your left.

Approximately 500m past the Cooyal Hotel, slow down and watch for the “Barella Cabins 3.4 >”  sign to turn right into Kains Flat Road.   

Turn right into Kains Flat Road and continue 3.4km. See our Guest Information Map here. Watch out for wildlife along this road, particularly kangaroos.

On cresting a low hill the country changes from woodland to open grassland. BARELLA CABINS is on your right. The property is clearly signed as BARELLA CABINS at the wooden entrance gates.

Proceed through the entrance gates and stay on the driveway (nb. 10kph speed limit), the first Cabin is Banksia, the second is Grevillea, and the third is Myrtle. Proceed to your booked cabin, where you will find the key in the door.

2. Make your way from Newcastle to the Bylong Valley Way just before Sandy Hollow and take a very scenic drive along the Goulburn River Valley to the intersection with the Wollar Road. Turn right onto the Wollar Road and follow it through Wollar towards Mudgee. The road goes through the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve and down to Cooyal. If you get to the Cooyal Hotel on your right, you have gone too far. See our Guest Information Map here.

Approximately 1km after you leave the Nature Reserve, slow down and watch for the “< 3.4 Barella Cabins”  sign to turn left into Kains Flat Road.

Turn left into Kains Flat Road and continue 3.4km. See our Guest Information Map here. Watch out for wildlife along this road, particularly kangaroos.

On cresting a low hill the country changes from woodland to open grassland. BARELLA CABINS is on your right. The property is clearly signed as BARELLA CABINS at the wooden entrance gates.

Proceed through the entrance gates and stay on the driveway (nb. 10kph speed limit), the first Cabin is Banksia, the second is Grevillea, and the third is Myrtle. Proceed to your Cabin, where you will find the key in the door.

Contactless Check-in

Upon arrival please proceed directly to your booked cabin – the key will be in the door. Leave the key in the door when you check out.

Additional COVID-19 Check-In Requirements: When you arrive every adult in your booking MUST scan our QR Code using the Service NSW App on your smart phone. Find out more and download the Service NSW App here. Please Note, that there is no mobile phone coverage at BARELLA CABINS. Instructions on how to scan the BARELLA CABINS QR Code using the BARELLA CABINS WiFi will be with the key at the front door to your cabin. Scanning the QR Code is a mandatory requirement of the NSW Health Orders for holiday accommodation businesses.
We will generally be onsite to welcome you and check your QR Scans.
In the event that scanning our QR Code is not possible for any of the adults of your booking then we will ask you to provide to us your name, best telephone/mobile contact number and residential postcode for all the adults concerned. We will keep the information securely in a digital format for 28 days after which it will be deleted. This information is independent of the information you provide for the purposes of booking your accommodation. 

Please refer to the picture above to locate your booked cabin. The first cabin in from the entrance gate, or lower cabin along the drive, is Banksia, then Grevillea, then Myrtle.

General Information

BARELLA CABINS are fully furnished, and equipped with linen and towels. Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities are provided, as well as 4 small breakfast cereal packets and 2 small long life milk cartons. BARELLA CABINS has a combination electric hotplate/oven, small microwave, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and an outdoor gas BBQ.

You will need to bring your own food and drink requirements for your stay. The nearest shopping is in Mudgee, where there is a good selection of supermarkets, butchers and bakeries.

Dining Out

The local Cooyal Hotel has a very good lunch and dinner menu, with generous servings and reasonable pricing.

Several of the wineries on the road out from Mudgee have very good restaurants that serve lunch and dinner. Check with them before going there as the opening hours are seasonal.

Check the information holder in your cabin for the MUDGEE REGION TOURIST book for your sightseeing and dinning needs.

Local Attractions

Within a reasonable driving distance from BARELLA CABINS are many fine vineyards and historical places. If you have time, stop by the Mudgee Tourist Center situated in Market Street, along from the Post Office and opposite the park.

Gulgong – Within approx 30 minutes drive from BARELLA CABINS is the historic Town of Gulgong (long referred to as The Ten Dollar Note Town, due to it being depicted on the old Australian Ten Dollar banknote). Gulgong is well worth a visit to see the original buildings from the 1870’s, and visit the Pioneer Museum.

From BARELLA CABINS, drive back down Kains Flat Road, left onto the Wollar Road and proceed towards Mudgee. In Cooyal, just before the District Hall, turn right onto Linburn Lane. Follow Linburn Lane to the Intersection with the Ulan Road (be careful if there is water over the creek crossing, and watch for the dips in the road on the way).. Turn right, proceed a short distance and turn left onto Mud Hut Creek Road. Follow Mud Hut Creek Road to the intersection with Henry Lawson Drive at Home Rule. Turn right and proceed to Gulgong. All roads are sealed and the drive takes about 30 minutes. Watch out for emus and kangaroos. Return the same way, or back down Henry Lawson Drive to Mudgee.

Honey Haven – Located just 4km outside Mudgee, to the West, at the intersection of the Gulgong and Hill End Roads, the Honey Haven offers some of Mudgee’s best known products, including many varieties of honey, mustards, jams, sauces, olive oils and more. Products vary from month to month due to seasonal changes. Sample the range of Mead, a unique medieval wine fermented from honey. Click here for further information.

Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve – BARELLA CABINS overlook the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, with Castle Rocks the dominant feature on the skyline. From BARELLA CABINS, drive back to the Wollar Road intersection and turn right and follow the Wollar Road into the Reserve. One hundred and sixty four species of bird have been recorded in the reserve, including Lyrebirds, Bowerbirds and the rare and endangered Regent Honeyeater. The Castle Rocks Walking Track  starts at Munghorn Gap. Click here for further information.

The Drip – Located 50km north of Mudgee, on the Cassilis Road, 10km past the village of Ulan. Drive from BARELLA CABINS back to the Wollar Road, turn left, pass the Cooyal Hotel, and turn right into Linburn Lane. Follow Linburn Lane to the intersection with the Ulan Road and turn right towards Ulan. About 10km after Ulan Coal Mine (on the left) you will come across a narrow bridge over the Goulburn River. Turn right immediately after you cross the bridge into a small car park area approx 100m off the main road.

The Drip picnic area is adjacent to the Goulburn River. Water runs down from the surrounding hills and seeps through the high rock gorges and drips into the pools below. The Drip is a popular spot for bushwalking, swimming, painting and photography. The track is relatively flat and an easy 2.4km return walk along the riverbed among ferns, wombat holes, overhanging rocks, through small rock caves and magnificent scenery. The walk is not hard, but is not suitable for prams or wheel chairs. Watch out for the native eagles, black and white cockatoos, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and lizards, particularly goannas. Watch out for snakes. Click here for more information.

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