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Dawsons Spring cabins

Mount Kaputar National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Dawsons Spring cabins.

Getting there and parking

To access the cabins, you'll need the PIN code sent in your booking confirmation email. Call 13000 72757 if you haven't received your code. 

Dawsons Spring cabins are in the Kaputar Plateau section of Mount Kaputar National Park. To get there:

  • Travel east from Narrabri on Old Gunnedah Road
  • After about 2.5km turn left onto Kaputar Road and continue for 30km to the park
  • Once the road enters the park it becomes steep and winding for another 20km. Caravans and motorhomes are not permitted on this section of the road.
  • After you reach the t-junction, turn right and take the next right into Dawsons Spring. The cabins will be located on your left.
  • The drive will take you about 1 hour from Narrabri

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Designated parking for up to 2 vehicles per cabin is available next to the cabins. Additional vehicles can be parked in the nearby day use area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mount Kaputar National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


This is one of the best times of year to visit the park, with ideal temperatures for bush walking, cycling and camping.


A beautiful time of year to enjoy the abundant wildflowers and birds.


Escape the heat of the plains by heading up into the park.


Experience the mist surrounding the high plateau area and enjoy the beauty of the occasional blanketing of snow. Be prepared for the temperatures about 10°C cooler than in the nearby town of Narrabri.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


21°C and 35°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


7°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • There are 3 self-contained cabins and all are open plan with no separate bedrooms.
  • The 3 cabins are next to each other with adjoining walls and staggered front entrances. The cabins are in the order of Logan, Manning and Dickson.
  • Dickson cabin: 1 double bed.
  • Logan and Manning cabins: 1 double bed and 1 single bunk bed.
  • All mattresses have plastic protective covers.
  • Bathroom with hot shower and flush toilet.
  • Table with 4 chairs.
  • Please leave the property clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items.


  • Flush toilets

Drinking water

Some water is available at the property but you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking. Water is sourced from the Dawsons Spring.


  • Hot showers

Electric power

The cabins use mains power.


Each cabin has a verandah.

Indoor fireplace

Firewood is supplied.


Each cabin has a kitchenette with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove cook-top, toaster, kettle.

Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans

Rubbish bin

Located behind the cabins.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - medium

Dickson cabin is wheelchair accessible with assistance as the PIN-coded rear entrance door has stairs. Ramp access is via the
front verandah. The bathroom and kitchen facilities are wheelchair friendly.

Logan cabin and Manning cabin are not wheelchair accessible.


Fires are permitted in the fireplaces only. Some firewood is provided for your cabin. There is a locked firewood box next to the cabins.


Caravans, motorhomes, chemical toilets and amplified music are not permitted. 

Gathering firewood

Firewood can't be collected from the park.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Dawsons Spring cabins

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