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West Kaputar lookout

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

For scenic mountain views across the wilderness of Mount Kaputar National Park, enjoy West Kaputar lookout on a scenic car tour, near Narrabri.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • 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 bird watching

Revive your senses with spectacular scenic mountain views across the rugged wilderness of Mount Kaputar National Park from West Kaputar lookout, near Narrabri. It’s a no-fuss stopover on a scenic driving tour and easily accessible for all the family.

From the lookout, feast your eyes upon the grandeur of the imposing basalt face of West Kaputar rock formation. Gaze across the fertile valleys below and the rolling slopes of Upper Bullawa Creek. To the north, you’ll see the distinctive angular peaks of Nandewar and Grattai wilderness areas.

A great lookout any time of year; it’s a welcome escape from the summer heat and in winter the surrounding slopes are often cloaked in mist. If it’s scenic views you’re after, be sure to try Mount Kaputar summit walk and Governor lookout walking track.

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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West Kaputar lookout, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Ian Brown