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Mount Kaputar summit walk

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Walk to the summit of Mount Kaputar at sunrise or sunset, for stunning 360° views of the dramatic cliff and rock formations from the lookout.

Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Please note

  • The walk starts near Dawsons Spring picnic area – a good place for a picnic or barbecue if you have time.
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

The Mount Kaputar Summit walk winds its way up through towering eucalypts to emerge at a lookout with stunning 360° views of the dramatic mountain range. Starting from Dawsons Spring picnic area and following Dawsons Spring Nature trail, the walk to the summit will have your heart racing, but the spectacular view is well worth the journey.

Millions of years in the making, it’s definitely worth packing your camera to capture the beauty of the park from a bird’s eye view. To make the trip extra special, combine the walk with a stay at Dawsons Spring cabins and walk up before sunrise or sunset and watch the colours flood across the landscape. For an easier journey try driving to the summit and walking back down.

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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Lookout, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary