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Scutts Hut

Mount Kaputar National Park


Scutts Hut is a popular historic site within Mount Kaputar National Park. It’s a restored hut that shows a slice of early pioneer history.

Historic buildings/places
Mount Kaputar National Park
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • For your safety, camping or fires are not permitted within 20m of the hut.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Scutts Hut is a fascinating historic site and well worth the walk-in adventure. This slice of early pioneer history is set on the scenic banks of Horsearm Creek within Mount Kaputar National Park in North West NSW. Starting from Bark Hut picnic area and campground, follow Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk along Scutts Hut trail, popular with bushwalkers and birdwatchers alike.

The hut has been fully restored to show how the early pioneers once lived. You can still see the earth floor, open fireplace, cypress logs and stringybark slabs. Built by grazier Archie Scutt in 1938, it took two years to complete. Most of the materials, including a rainwater tank, were brought up the mountainside by packhorse, which was no mean feat in those days.

There’s also optional bush camping on a grassy clearing near the hut if you prefer to take your time.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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
Scutts Hut, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: D Trudgeon