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Kaputar scenic drive

Mount Kaputar National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kaputar scenic drive .

Getting there and parking

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    Kaputar scenic drive is in the Kaputar plateau precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. To get there:

    • Head south from Narrabri on Old Gunnedah Road
    • Turn left after 2.5km onto Kaputar Road and follow it 31km to the park entrance
    • An information bay can be found approximately 1.5km further on the left

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at the information bay, Green Camp, Coryah Gap, Bark Hut, and Dawson Spring.

    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

    • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so be sure to bring some.
    • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    The road is narrow and winding so motorists need to exercise extreme caution and consider their own safety and the safety of other road users, as well as local wildlife.

    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 + 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).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Kaputar scenic drive

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    Kaputar Road drive, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Jessica Stokes