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Barraba track

Mount Kaputar National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Barraba track.

Getting there and parking

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    Barraba track is in the Kaputar plateau precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. Please note vehicle access to Barraba track is by permit and gate code only. You’ll receive the gate code in your permit confirmation email. To get there:

    From Narrabri:

    • Take Old Gunnedah Road, and turn left onto Kaputar Road.
    • Travel 27km to the park entrance, and follow the road up the mountain. Please be aware, it's a very steep, narrow and winding road.
    • At the T-junction, turn right and drive 250m.
    • The gate to Barraba track will be on your left. Please ensure your vehicle doesn't block the gateway.

    From Barraba:

    • Travel west on Trevallyn Road, and turn left onto Mount Lindesay Road.
    • Continue left on Mount Lindesay Road as it becomes an unsealed track to the park boundary.

    Road quality

    Barraba track is 4WD accessible only. Check the weather before you set out as the road to Barraba track can become boggy when it rains.


    • There are no formal parking areas at either end of Barraba track.
    • At the north end of the track, the nearest available parking areas are at Dawsons Spring campground and Lindsay Rock Tops.
    • Informal parking is also available midway along Barraba track at John Perry picnic 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



    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park
    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.
    • This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    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).



    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.

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