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Kaputar Plateau walk

Mount Kaputar National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kaputar Plateau walk.

Track grading

Grade 3

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  • Time

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    8km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Kaputar Plateau walk is in Kaputar precinct within 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
  • Bark Hut turn-off is 14km on the right
  • Rocky Plateau trail trackhead is 2km beyond Bark Hut on the right

With 2 cars you can leave one at Bark Hut and the other at the start of Rocky Plateau Fire Trail, you can then enjoy the 6km down hill walk between the trailhead to Bark Hut. Otherwise it’s 2km up the main road back to your starting point.

Parking

Parking is available at the Rocky Plateau trail trackhead.

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

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Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).

Permitted

  • Rock climbing is permitted. Conditions apply – so please contact the Narrabri office on (02) 6792 7300 for more information.

Prohibited

  • The park entrance is steep and a single lane, caravans are not permitted.

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 Plateau walk

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Park info

Kaputar Plateau walk, Mount Kaputar National Park. Jessica Stokes