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Mount Coryah walking track

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Alerts for Mount Kaputar National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 15/04/2015 05:22 PM

“Exploring the summit and absorbing the clear air in tranquillity gave me a real feeling of getting away from it all.”

Mount Coryah walking track begins at Coryah Gap carpark and climbs steeply up the stepped ridge. The terraces were formed by a series of lava flows, each new one covering the terraces beneath it.

At the base of the cliffs follow the track around to the left. The track climbs to the top terrace, evidence of the most recent eruption, and then circles around the summit of Mount Coryah in an anti-clockwise direction, providing views to the south, east and north.

From the lookout the return track passes under the northern base of the summit through an impressive stand of grass trees. It then loops back to the track junction at the base of the cliffs. The loop track is very narrow, it follows the cliff edge and can be slippery when wet. If you wish to avoid the cliff edge or it has recently rained you may wish to miss the loop and return the way you came from the lookout.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Mount Coryah walking track is in the Kaputar Plateau precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. To get there from Narrabri:

  • Take Old Gunnedah Road south
  • After about 2.5km, turn left onto Kaputar Road.
  • Follow Kaputar Road for 27km to the entrance of Mount Kaputar National Park. The road from the park entrance is a steep, single lane road and caravans are not permitted.
  • You’ll find the Coryah Gap carpark about 13km along on the right

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD (no long vehicle access) - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Coryah Gap, where the track begins.

Important info

Distance:

2km (one-way)

Time suggested:

1.5 hours each way

Difficulty:

Hard

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • This walk involves a steep uphill climb with many steps, so it’s important to have a good level of fitness and sturdy walking shoes.

Opening hours:

Mount Coryah walking track is always open, but may need to close at times during snow/ice events.

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Mount Kaputar National Park

closed areas

Closures Due to Aerial Pest Operation (Ends Saturday 25 April)

Some areas of Mount Kaputar National Park and Deriah Aboriginal Area the park will be closed due to aerial pest operations from Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 25 April 2015. All visitors are advised to stay on formed tracks only and obey all closure notices. Closures will vary across the period to minimise disruption. The following areas will be closed at the following times.
7am Wednesday 22 April to 12:30pm Saturday 25 April

  • Upper Bullawa Creek picnic area 
7am Wednesday 22 April to 5pm Friday 24 April
  • Coryah walking track
  • Yulludunida walking track
  • Barraba track
  • Scutts firetrail
  • Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walking track
  • Rocky Plateau Firetrail and Kaputar Plateau walk
7am-12 noon Wednesday 22 April
  • Deriah Aboriginal Area
8am-12 noon Thursday 23 April
  • Waa Gorge
1pm-6pm Thursday 23 April
  • Lindsay Rock Tops walking track
  • Bundabulla circuit
  • Eckford Lookout walking track
  • The Governor lookout and walking track
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Narrabri area office on (02) 6792 7300.
Locations affected: Scutts Hut trail, Barraba track, Mount Kaputar summit walk, Waa Gorge walking track, Bundabulla circuit walking track, Lindsay Rock Tops walk, Bark Hut picnic area and campground, Scutts Hut, Governor Summit (Corrunbral Borawah) walking track, Mount Coryah walking track, Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk, Kaputar Plateau walk, Waa Gorge picnic area, Doug Sky lookout, Governor lookout walking track, Mill-bullah walking track

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Mount Coryah walking track, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Ian Smith