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Kaputar scenic drive

Mount Kaputar National Park

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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


    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.


    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 be sure to bring some.
    • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park

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    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 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.

    If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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