Kaputar Plateau walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 8km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 4502 Kaputar Rd, Kaputar

  • End: 4502 Kaputar Rd, Kaputar

  • Location: Mount Kaputar National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 554 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.28431667

  • Longitude: 150.1478967

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Timber Boardwalk

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Bicycle Trail

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

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Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Kaputar Plateau walk is a 8km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Kaputar Plateau walk is a magnificent and varied 8km walking track set deep in the heart of Mount Kaputar National Park. It's a great walk for budding bushwalkers and avid birdwatchers keen to enjoy the wide open spaces and dramatic mountain ranges of North West NSW, near Narrabri.
Enjoy a taste of early Australian pioneer history whilst walking along the original 'pioneer's track' from Coryah Gap to Dawsons Spring.
Venture through a range of landscapes and vegetation before arriving at Euglah Rock with spectacular scenic views of Camels Hump and Mount Coryah. Experienced rock climbers can test themselves on nearby cliffs while mountain bikers can ride this moderately difficult trail.

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

Kaputar Plateau walk is in Kaputar precinct within 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 entranceBark Hut turn-off is 14km on the rightRocky Plateau trail trackhead is 2km beyond Bark Hut on the rightWith 2 cars you can leave one at Bark Hut and the other at the start of Rocky Plateau Fire Trail, you can then enjoy the 6km down hill walk between the trailhead to Bark Hut. Otherwise it's 2km up the main road back to your starting point. Parking Parking is available at the Rocky Plateau trail trackhead.


The road from the park entrance is steep and a single lane. Caravans are not permitted.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
There is limited mobile reception in this park

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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