Mount Kaputar summit walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Dawsons Spring Nature Trail, Kaputar

  • End: Dawsons Spring Nature Trail, Kaputar

  • Location: Mount Kaputar National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 558 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.2800899999999

  • Longitude: 150.166457220001

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Mount Kaputar summit walk is a 2km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

The Mount Kaputar Summit walk winds its way up through towering eucalypts to emerge at a lookout with stunning 360° views of the dramatic mountain range. Starting from Dawsons Spring picnic area and following Dawsons Spring Nature trail, the walk to the summit will have your heart racing, but the spectacular view is well worth the journey.
Millions of years in the making, it’s definitely worth packing your camera to capture the beauty of the park from a bird’s eye view. To make the trip extra special, combine the walk with a stay at Dawsons Spring cabins and walk up before sunrise or sunset and watch the colours flood across the landscape. For an easier journey try driving to the summit and walking back down.

About the region

Mount Kaputar National Park in the Country NSW region
Mount Kaputar National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

To Dawsons Spring picnic area. Mount Kaputar summit walk starts at Dawsons Spring picnic area in the Kaputar Plateau section of Mount Kaputar National Park.To get there:Drive south along the Old Gunnedah Road from Narrabri for about 4km, then turn left onto Mount Kaputar Road.After approximately 46km you will reach a t-junction, turn right and take the next right into Dawsons Spring.Alternatively, if starting from Mount Kaputar summitDrive south along the Old Gunnedah Road from Narrabri for about 4km, then turn left onto Mount Kaputar Road.After approximately 46km you will reach a t-junction, turn left and follow to the summit. Park entry points Dawsons Spring picnic area See on map Road quality Mount Kaputar Road is not suitable for caravans. Parking Parking is available at Dawsons Spring picnic area and Mount Kaputar summit.

Tips

The walk starts near Dawsons Spring picnic area – a good place for a picnic or barbecue if you have time.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.


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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