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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
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 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.
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.