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Barraba track

Mount Kaputar National Park


For spectacular scenic views of remote volcanic mountains, steep Barraba track offers mountain biking, walking, and a 4WD tour in Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri.

Mount Kaputar National Park
8km one-way
Time suggested

$10 fee and $40 refundable deposit for 4WD permit and key.

What to
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
  • 4WD use of this track requires a key and permit with very specific conditions which may effect journey time, routes and availability.
  • This track is closed during wet weather. Please check the park alerts for this track's status before setting out on your journey.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

If you hanker for the rugged beauty of wild and remote places, then Barraba track in Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri, will definitely get your heart pumping. Stretching from Kaputar plateau to the secluded eastern boundary, this steep track boasts spell-binding clifftop views. There’s no reward without effort, and this limited access track will challenge experienced mountain bikers and walkers alike.

Ascending the rocky track, stringybarks and blackbutts give way to majestic snow and mountain gums. You’ll pass lush ferns and grass trees before arriving at the summit, where you’ll glimpse the dramatic volcanic landscape of Mount Dowe and Lindsay Rock Tops, through the trees.

If you’re cycling or walking, enjoy a hearty picnic lunch, before heading back down. If driving, round off your trip with a visit to picturesque Horton Falls.

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
View across landscape of Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary