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Sawn Rocks walking track

Mount Kaputar National Park


This easy walk beside a shady creek bed leads you to a spectacular rock formation - the unique, organ-pipe cliff face of Sawn Rocks and scenic views.

Mount Kaputar National Park
1.5km return
Time suggested
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

The magnificent Sawn Rocks are one of Australia’s best examples of a rock formation called ‘organ-piping’ – because they look like a wall of giant organ pipes. They are a fascinating reminder of Mount Kaputar’s volcanic past.

It’s a short and easy 15-minute walk along the shady track to the lookout at the foot of Sawn Rocks. To get the perfect photograph, it’s worth timing your visit to reach the rocks after midday when the sun is shining directly on the striking cliff face. Treat yourself to a well deserved picnic or barbecue at the lovely Sawn Rocks picnic area on your return.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Mount Kaputar National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Mount Kaputar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Narrabri
      (02) 6792 7300
      (02) 6792 4680 After hours emergency
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 1/100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW. (Accessible via Dewhurst Street)
    • Fax: (02) 6792 1133
See more visitor info
Sawn Rocks. Photo:Rob Cleary