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Mount Kaputar Summit lookout

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Offering an overview of the surrounding region with unimpeded 360-degree views, Mount Kaputar Summit lookout is an easily-accessible stop with picnic tables.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • 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 birdwatching

It was once popular to claim that you could see 10 per cent of NSW from Mount Kaputar Summit lookout. Whatever the actual percentage, the 360-degree scenic view is spectacular, with the ever-changing colours of the landscape through the seasons.

From the lookout, gaze north across Grattai Wilderness and Moree; look east and you’ll see the impressive Liverpool Ranges and Boomi Creek; and westward there’s Ningadhun and the seemingly endless plains. Don’t forget to look up either, as more than 185 bird species live in the park, so bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching.

Access to the lookout is via a wooden staircase, with a steep but short ascent. A picnic table near the carpark also makes this an ideal spot for a leisurely lunch. If you’re after a hike, follow Mount Kaputar summit walk back towards Dawsons Creek.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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
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Mount Kaputar summit lookout, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Ian Smith