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The Governor lookout walking track

Mount Kaputar National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about The Governor lookout walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.45km return


15 - 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills


No steps

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is a 1.2m-wide bitumen seal track. As it reaches the lookout, there's a short, wooden boardwalk.

Other barriers

Other barriers: There are raised wooden water bars along the track for drainage.

Getting there and parking

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    The Governor lookout walking track 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.
    • From the park entrance drive for 17km to the turn-off for The Governor lookout walking track, on your left. This is a steep, single lane road (not suitable for caravans).


    Parking is available at the start of the walk, including one designated disabled spot.

    Best times to visit

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


    This is one of the best times of year to visit the park, with ideal temperatures for bush walking, cycling and camping.


    A beautiful time of year to enjoy the abundant wildflowers and birds.


    Escape the heat of the plains by heading up into the park.


    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


    21°C and 35°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    7°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    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 Plus 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).


    Disability access level - medium

    The Governor lookout walking track is a 1.2m-wide bitumen seal track that becomes a wheelchair-accessible wood boardwalk as it reaches the lookout platform.

    Some assistance may be required in wet or icy weather and over the water bars that lie along the track for drainage.



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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