Capertee is as small as a town can get but still qualifies for the Bustout synopsis. Capertee is encounted when traveling the Mudgee/Lithgow Castlereagh Hgy. The town can be encounted also from Kandos. As small as the town may be the traveller will note the townspeople are a friendly lot. As for the name Capertee, this remains unknown.

Prior to European settlement, the Capertee district was occupied by the Wiradjuri people. The first European explorer to traverse the district was James Blackman, who journeyed through to the Mudgee area in 1821. Sheep properties were later established in the area during the 1840s, producing quality wool.

The town itself dates from the time of the establishment of the railway station in 1882. The station and nearby station master's residence date from this period while several other extant buildings date from the late 19th and early 20th century. Henry Lawson mentions the wild beauty of the Capertee area in his poem Song of the Old Bullock Driver which was published in Verses Popular and Humorous (1900).

Capertee is surrounded by National Parks and grazing land. Principal employment is in coal mining, farming and tourism related services. The Capertee Valley forms a part of the catchment area of the Hawkesbury River.

The Capertee Hotel is well over 100 years old.

The Catholic and Anglican Churches are old. The Anglican especially so.

The Capertee War Memorial is a very low key acknowledgement.

Capertee is not the sort of town that warrants a diversion, but if passing through and a refreshment timing was in order then a visit to the pub would be will fill the bill.

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  Fireplace   Dump Station
  General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
  Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
  Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
  Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course