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Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk

Mount Kaputar National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    10 - 12hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    19km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk is in the Kaputar Plateau precinct of 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
  • The Bark Hut turn-off is 14km on the right
  • Scutts Hutt trail trackhead is approximately 100m past Bark Hut picnic area and campground turn-off

Road quality

The road from the park entrance is steep and a single lane. Caravans are not permitted.

Parking

Parking is available at Bark Hut.

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

Facilities

  • You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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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.

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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

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.

Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk

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Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Jessica Stokes