Mount Kaputar National Park - NSW

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -30.237806 149.992599
DMS: 30º 14' 16.1" S 149º 59' 33.36" E
UTM: 55 J 6651074mN 788004mE
Altitude: 518.22m

Description

Address & Contact

Kaputar NSW
Phone: 02 6792 7300
Email: npws.barwon@environment.nsw.gov.au
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/mount-kaputar-national-park

Information

Seventeen million years of erosion have sculpted the now-extinct Nandewar Volcano, forming an island of wilderness rising 1200 metres above the surrounding plains. Rocky outcrops offer breathtaking views while a diverse range of vegetation from semi-arid woodland to wet sclerophyll forest and subalpine communities cling to the mountain slopes. The region is a haven for threatened bats, birds, quolls and a unique large pink slug, which often appears after rain.
Walking tracks range from short easy strolls to more difficult day walks or overnight treks. Picnic at Dawsons Spring in the subalpine area, take an easy walk along the Nature Trail through tall gums and snow grass, or walk to the summit of Mt Kaputar. Car-based camping is available at Dawsons Spring or in the stringybark forest at Bark Hut. Camping areas have free barbecues, hot showers, toilets and fireplaces (bring your own firewood}. Three cabins are available at Dawsons Spring (bookings required).
Sawn Rocks, Australia's best example of the geological formation known as organ-piping, is in the northern section of the park (not accessible from the main part of the park). It's an easy walk and has wheelchair access, free gas barbecues, picnic tables and toilets. Waa Gorge offers a more difficult half-day walk.
Access
The main part of the park is 30 km east of Narrabri on Mt Kaputar Road (head south¬east out of Narrabri on Maitland Street). The first 10 km is unsealed then the last 10km is tar. Caravans are not permitted within the park as the road is steep and narrow.
Sawn Rocks is 30 minutes from Narrabri on the Bingara Road, and Waa Gorge is 50 minutes from Narrabri along the Terry Hie Hie Road (both have unsealed sections). Access to Waa Gorge is through several gates on private property and may be closed after rainfall.
Narrabri, phone 6792 7300
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Narrabri Airport Aws
Distance from Mount Kaputar National Park 17.81km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.733.230.826.922.418.417.720.023.927.830.832.2
Mean Min. °C20.319.716.212.36.95.64.04.88.312.016.418.2
Mean Rain mm74.268.236.826.124.454.533.926.534.037.880.081.3

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