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Sawn Rocks walking track

Mount Kaputar National Park

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This easy walk beside a shady creek bed leads you to a spectacular rock formation - the unique, organ-pipe cliff face of Sawn Rocks and scenic views.

1.5km return
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade 2
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

The magnificent Sawn Rocks are one of Australia’s best examples of a rock formation called ‘organ-piping’ – because they look like a wall of giant organ pipes. They are a fascinating reminder of Mount Kaputar’s volcanic past.

It’s a short and easy 15-minute walk along the shady track to the lookout at the foot of Sawn Rocks. To get the perfect photograph, it’s worth timing your visit to reach the rocks after midday when the sun is shining directly on the striking cliff face. Treat yourself to a well deserved picnic or barbecue at the lovely Sawn Rocks picnic area on your return.

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Also see

  • A group of people at Sawn Rocks lookout gaze up at the cliff wall of Sawn Rocks. Photo © Ian Brown

    Sawn Rocks lookout

    Sawn Rocks lookout is on easy Sawn Rocks walking track in Mount Kaputar National Park. It makes an ideal stage for photographing the distinctive organ pipe formations of Sawn Rocks.

  • Sawn Rocks picnic area, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo © Jessica Stokes

    Sawn Rocks picnic area

    Sawn Rocks picnic area is located at the start of Sawn Rocks walking track in Mount Kaputar National Park. It’s ideal for barbecues and picnics with scenic views of North West NSW.


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