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The Governor lookout walking track

Mount Kaputar National Park

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Enjoy scenic mountain views over Grattai wilderness area from The Governor lookout walking track.

0.45km return
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade 2
What to
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to The Governor lookout walking track can be closed due to snow and ice
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

With spellbinding scenic views over the magnificent Nandewar and Grattai wilderness areas, The Governor lookout walking track is a great addition to a car tour of Mount Kaputar National Park. The short accessible boardwalk from the carpark makes it a quick and easy stop over, ideal for families, groups and school excursions.

From the lookout, take in the dramatic volcanic landscape and distinctive rock formation of The Governor. On a clear autumn day, the scenic mountain views go on forever and in winter you’ll see dramatic snow-capped peaks. It’s an ideal vantage spot to enjoy some birdwatching as wedge-tailed eagles are often seen circling above.

Experienced walkers will enjoy the challenge of The Governor Summit (Corrunbral Borawah) walking track while skilled rock climbers will love the chance to test themselves.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • View of rugged ridges and distant valleys in Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo Credit: Simone Cottrell  © DPIE

    The Governor lookout

    The Governor lookout is in Mount Kaputar National Park on The Governor lookout walking track. It’s a great spot for breathtaking views of a wild landscape shaped by volcanic activity.


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