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Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk is in Mount Kaputar National Park and near Narrabri. The track takes you past an early pioneer hut and down to Kurrawonga Falls.

Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Distance
19km return
Time suggested
10 - 12hrs
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
What to
bring
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 birdwatch

Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk is a 19km hike through the beautiful mountain scenery of Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri. As one of the more challenging walks in the park, it offers a chance to really experience the historic heritage of Scutts Hut, a hut built by an early pioneer in the 1930s.

Leaving Scutts Hut trail, the 1.7km track leading to Scutts Hut is marked. However, the 450m steep track that leads to Kurrawonga Falls isn’t, so you’ll need to keep your eyes open for the fence that runs down to Horsearm Creek just above the falls.

Enjoy a spot of birdwatching among the woodlands of silvertop stringybark, mountain gums and rough bark apples. You might want to rest and camp overnight near the historic hut as this track is very steep and difficult.

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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Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Jessica Stokes