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Mount Kaputar summit walk

Mount Kaputar National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    45min - 1hr 15min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Mount Kaputar summit walk starts at Dawsons Spring picnic area in the Kaputar Plateau section of Mount Kaputar National Park.

    To get there:

    • Drive south along the Old Gunnedah Road from Narrabri for about 4km, then turn left onto Mount Kaputar Road.
    • After approximately 46km you will reach a t-junction, turn right and take the next right into Dawsons Spring.

    Alternatively, if starting from Mount Kaputar summit

    • Drive south along the Old Gunnedah Road from Narrabri for about 4km, then turn left onto Mount Kaputar Road.
    • After approximately 46km you will reach a t-junction, turn left and follow to the summit.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Mount Kaputar Road is not suitable for caravans.

    Parking

    Parking is available at Dawsons Spring picnic area and Mount Kaputar summit.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mount Kaputar National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    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

    Maps and downloads

    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).

    Prohibited

    Caravans are not permitted on Mount Kaputar Road.

    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.

    Mount Kaputar summit walk

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    Park info

    Lookout, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary