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Sawn Rocks picnic area

Mount Kaputar National Park

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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 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.


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



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



  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


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 - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.



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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