Mount Kaputar National Park (Narrabri, NSW)

This is a national park with some accessible trails. Seventeen million years of erosion have sculpted the now-extinct Nandewar Volcano, forming an island of wilderness rising 1200m above the surrounding plains. Rocky outcrops offer breathtaking views and a diverse range of vegetation from semi-arid woodland to wet sclerophyll forest and subalpine communities cling to the mountain slopes. The region is a haven for threatened bats, birds, quolls and a unique large pink slug, which often appears after rain.The following areas in the park are suitable for wheelchairs. We have assessed each facility's difficulty of access for an average wheelchair user. Sites are graded as easy, medium or hard. Cabin accommodation is available in the park, bookings are essential. Contact the park office for more details. Difficulty: hard. Dawson's Spring carpark - You'll find a wheelchair-friendly picnic area here, with free barbecues, self-composting toilets and drinking water. Difficulty: easy. Dawsons Spring camping ground - This wheelchair-friendly camping area is surrounded by tall snow gums and abundant wildlife. Camping fees apply. Difficulty: hard. Kaputar Rocks Lookout - You'll enjoy spectacular vistas of the park and surrounding plains from this viewing platform. Difficulty: easy. Sawn Rocks walk - This 1.5 kilometre trail and boardwalk is in the northern section of the park, 35 kilometres from Narrabri. It leads to Sawn Rocks, one of Australia's best examples of the geological formation known as organ-piping. Difficulty: easy. The Governor Lookout - You'll enjoy spectacular vistas of the park and surrounding plains from this viewing platform. Difficulty: medium. The Nature Trail - This is a 1.4 kilometre circuit through subalpine vegetation. It includes a boardwalk down to a small waterfall. Difficulty: hard.

Contact name: 
Robert Smith
Area Manager
Phone 1: 
(02) 6792 7300 (Narrabri
(02) 6792 1133
Postal Address: 
PO Box 72
Access facilities: 
Accessible toilets, accessible parking, some accessible tracks
Opening hours: 
8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Service details
Located 55km East of Narrabri (Mt Kaputar National Park)
Park visitors, bushwalkers, rock climbers, naturalists
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Brochures, park maps, guide book


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