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Waa Gorge picnic area

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Waa Gorge is one of Mount Kaputar National Park’s most stunning attractions, and this picnic area offers enough sights to enjoy the show over a long lunch.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Allambie Road is dry weather access only and passes through private property, so please respect landholders by leaving gates as you find them and staying off wet roads.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

At Waa Gorge picnic area, you can enjoy the woodland wildlife over a long lunch before going on to explore the picturesque surrounds of Mount Kaputar National Park.

Formed over millions of years, the deep gorge and its tributary gullies are strewn with boulders and the ghostly trail of old waterways. Flowers bloom in spring, the shade is cool in summer, and woodland birds make it home at every time of year.

Waa Gorge picnic area offers a terrific base for exploring this quiet gem, with two picnic shelters nestled near box pine forests and surrounded by the peaks of Grattai Wilderness Area. Carry lunch and a pair of binoculars, or bring some sturdy shoes to follow Mill-bullah walking track and Waa Gorge walking track deep into the rock formation.

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
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Waa Gorge picnic area, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Daniel Trudgeon