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Sawn Rocks picnic area

Mount Kaputar National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Sawn Rocks picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Sawn Rocks picnic area is in the Sawn Rocks precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park.

To get there from Narrabri:

  • Drive 3km north along the Newell Highway towards Moree, then turn right into Killarney Gap Road (Bingara Road).
  • After about 35km, you'll see the Sawn Rocks turn-off on the right.

To get there from Bingara:

  • Drive approximately 65km east along Killarney Gap Road
  • You’ll see the Sawn Rocks turn-off on the left

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Sawn Rocks picnic area, including a designated disabled spot. Bus and caravan parking is available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

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

Water is available, however you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

Amenities

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

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

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.

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.

Sawn Rocks picnic area

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Euglah Rock lookout near Bark Hut Campground, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo:Rob Cleary