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Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk is a 19km hike through the beautiful mountain scenery of Mount Kaputar National Park, near Narrabri. As one of the more challenging walks in the park, it offers a chance to really experience the historic heritage of Scutts Hut, a hut built by an early pioneer in the 1930s.
Leaving Scutts Hut trail, the 1.7km track leading to Scutts Hut is marked. However, the 450m steep track that leads to Kurrawonga Falls isn't, so you'll need to keep your eyes open for the fence that runs down to Horsearm Creek just above the falls.
Enjoy a spot of birdwatching among the woodlands of silvertop stringybark, mountain gums and rough bark apples. You might want to rest and camp overnight near the historic hut as this track is very steep and difficult.
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.
Scutts Hut and Kurrawonga Falls walk 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 entranceThe Bark Hut turn-off is 14km on the rightScutts Hutt trail trackhead is approximately 100m past Bark Hut picnic area and campground turn-off Road quality The road from the park entrance is steep and a single lane. Caravans are not permitted. Parking Parking is available at Bark Hut.
For your safety, camping or fires are not permitted within 20m of the hut.
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
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
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.