Located approximately 580 km north-west of Sydney, between
the towns of Narrabri, Boggabri, Barraba and Bingara, is Mount Kaputar National
Park. The park encompasses the mountainous region of the Nandewar Ranges, an
area of some 36,816 hectares. This popular
national park reaches 1,510 metres above sea level and provides some magnificent
views from the summit as well as a number of lookouts throughout the park.
Mount Kaputar towers above the surrounding Western Plains of
New South Wales, Australia. Protected as the
Mount Kaputar National Park, this
area is a rugged island of wilderness, it is the remnant from a series of
volcanic eruptions that moved through the area between 17 and 21 million years
ago. Over millions of years erosion carved the landscape into the Nandewar
Range, leaving behind the dramatic escarpment of lava terraces, volcanic plugs
and ring dykes, and at the peak of the range is Mt Kaputar.
The national park protects a variety of plant communities that include
semi-arid woodlands, wet eucalypt forests and subalpine heaths. It also provides
a haven for a number of threatened animal species and is renowned for a unique
pink slug that often appears after rain. Eastern Grey Kangaroo call the park
home and can usually be seen especially if you are staying at the cabins or
For more information visit the
National Parks & Wildlife Service -
Mount Kaputar National Park website.
National Parks & Wildlife Services -
Mount Kaputar National Park.