Mount Kaputar summit walk
Mount Kaputar National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Walk to the summit of Mount Kaputar at sunrise or sunset, for stunning 360° views of the dramatic cliff and rock formations from the lookout.
- Mount Kaputar National Park
- 2km return
- Time suggested
- 45min - 1hr 15min
- Grade 3
- Please note
- The walk starts near Dawsons Spring picnic area – a good place for a picnic or barbecue if you have time.
- It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water.
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
The Mount Kaputar Summit walk winds its way up through towering eucalypts to emerge at a lookout with stunning 360° views of the dramatic mountain range. Starting from Dawsons Spring picnic area and following Dawsons Spring Nature trail, the walk to the summit will have your heart racing, but the spectacular view is well worth the journey.
Millions of years in the making, it’s definitely worth packing your camera to capture the beauty of the park from a bird’s eye view. To make the trip extra special, combine the walk with a stay at Dawsons Spring cabins and walk up before sunrise or sunset and watch the colours flood across the landscape. For an easier journey try driving to the summit and walking back down.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Narrabri office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6792 7300
- Level 1, 100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW 2390. Accessible via Dewhurst Street.
- in Mount Kaputar National Park in the Country NSW region
Mount Kaputar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.