Back to previous page

West Kaputar Rock lookout

Mount Kaputar National Park

Open, check current alerts 

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about West Kaputar Rock lookout.

Getting there and parking

West Kaputar Rock lookout is in the Kaputar plateau precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. To get there:

  • From Narrabri take Old Gunnedah Road south.
  • After about 2.5km turn left onto Kaputar Road.
  • Follow Kaputar Road for 27km to Mount Kaputar National Park entrance. The road from the park entrance is a steep, single lane road and caravans are not permitted.
  • West Kaputar Rock lookout is located about 18km along on the left.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to West Kaputar Rock lookout can be closed due to snow and ice.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in a bitumen carpark at West Kaputar lookout.

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




Step-free access

The lookout and surrounding area is step-free, with ground that slopes slightly downward from the carpark to the lookout platform.

The lookout platform is steel with handrails.

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 - easy

West Kaputar lookout has a steel lookout platform with handrails on all sides. From the bitumen carpark, the ground slopes downhill slightly until it reaches the lookout platform. 



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.

West Kaputar Rock lookout

Operated by

Park info