Barraba track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 4841 Kaputar Rd, Kaputar

  • End: 68 Horton Falls Rd, Lindesay

  • Location: Mount Kaputar National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 557 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.279499

  • Longitude: 150.171647

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Barraba track is a 8km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

If you hanker for the rugged beauty of wild and remote places, then Barraba track in Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri, will definitely get your heart pumping. Stretching from Kaputar plateau to the secluded eastern boundary, this steep track boasts spell-binding clifftop views. There's no reward without effort, and this limited access track will challenge experienced mountain bikers and walkers alike.
Ascending the rocky track, stringybarks and blackbutts give way to majestic snow and mountain gums. You'll pass lush ferns and grass trees before arriving at the summit, where you'll glimpse the dramatic volcanic landscape of Mount Dowe and Lindsay Rock Tops, through the trees.
If you're cycling or walking, enjoy a hearty picnic lunch, before heading back down. If driving, round off your trip with a visit to picturesque Horton Falls.

About the region

With camping, cycling, walking, horse riding and bird watching waiting for you on this scenic mountain range, Mount Kaputar is a fantastic wilderness escape in NSW. Be awed by towering forests, breathtaking rock formations and stunning scenery at Mount Kaputar National Park. Roughly 1 hour's drive from Narrabri in northern NSW, Mount Kaputar is an explorer’s paradise.

Take in the views from the park’s lookouts, have a relaxing picnic or barbecue, or stay overnight in a picturesque campground or cabin accommodation. Bring your binoculars to enjoy bird watching, or to search for possums and greater gliders after dark. Or for a more adventurous trip; walk one of the park's many tracks, or go for a mountain bike or horse ride through the spectacular landscape.

Getting there

To Barraba trackhead. Barraba track is in the Kaputar plateau precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. Please also note vehicle access to Barraba track is by permit and keys only. A $10 fee and $40 refundable deposit is payable by cash in advance. They are available from Barraba Café. To get there:From Narrabri:Take Old Gunnedah Road, and turn left onto Kaputar Road.Travel 27km to the park entrance, and follow the road up the mountain. Please be aware, it's a very steep, narrow and winding road.At the T-junction, turn right and drive 250m.The gate to Barrabra track will be on your left. Please ensure your vehicle doesn't block the gateway.From Barrabra:Travel west on Trevallyn Road, and turn left onto Mount Lindsay Road.Continue left on Mount Lindsay Road as it becomes an unsealed track to the park boundary. Park entry points Barraba trackhead See on map Road quality Barraba track is 4WD accessible only. Check the weather before you set out as the road to Barraba track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available near Barraba track.


4WD use of this track requires a key and permit with very specific conditions which may effect journey time, routes and availability.
This track is closed during wet weather. Please check the park alerts for this track's status before setting out on your journey.
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

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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