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With spellbinding scenic views over the magnificent Nandeawar and Grattai wilderness areas, 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 the distinctive Governor rock formation. 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 Governor Summit walking track while skilled rock climbers will love the chance to test themselves.
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.
To The Governor carpark. Governor lookout walking track is in the Kaputar plateau precinct of Mount Kaputar National Park. To get there:From Narrabri take Old Gunnedah Road southAfter about 2.5km turn left onto Kaputar RoadFollow Kaputar Road for 27km to Mount Kaputar National Park entrance. From the park entrance drive for 17km to the turn-off for Governor lookout walking track, on your left. This is a steep, single lane road (not suitable for caravans). Park entry points The Governor carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at the carpark, including one designated disabled spot.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to 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
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.