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Dawsons Spring cabins

Mount Kaputar National Park

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

Parking

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.

Autumn

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

Spring

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

Summer

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

Winter

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

Average

21°C and 35°C

Highest recorded

43.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

7°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-5.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

188mm

Facilities

  • There are 3 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 single over a double bunk bed and 2 single foam mattresses (for use on floor).
  • Logan and Manning cabins: 1 double bed, 1 single bunk bed and 2 single foam mattresses (for use on floor).
  • You’ll need to bring all your own bed linen, pillows, blankets and towels. All mattresses have plastic protective covers.
  • The cabins are fully self-contained with kitchenette, bathroom (hot shower and flush toilet), table with 4 chairs, fireplace (firewood supplied) and verandah. 
  • There is a fridge/freezer, microwave, stove cook-top, toaster, kettle, basic cooking utensils, cutlery, glassware and crockery.
  • 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.
  • Rubbish and recycling bins are available behind the cabins

Toilets

  • 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. It's best to bring your own drinking water.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

The cabins use mains power.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

Accessibility

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.

Permitted

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

Prohibited

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

Gathering firewood

Firewood can't be collected from the park.

Generators

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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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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Yellow flower. Photo:Rob Cleary