Mount Kaputar Summit from Dawsons Spring
Kamilaroi Country

1 h to 1 h 30 min

2.9 km

↑ 131 m
↓ -131 m

Moderate track
This walk starts at Dawsons Spring picnic area and leads to the summit of Mount Kaputar for stunning views over the Mount Kaputar National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Kamilaroi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.2802333,150.1668237)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Dangar Street, A39
  • Turn on to Tibbereena Street then drive for 820 m
  • Turn right onto Maitland Street and drive for another 2.9 km
  • Turn left onto Kaputar Road and drive for another 23.1 km
  • Continue onto Kaputar Road and drive for another 24.2 km
  • Turn right onto Kaputar Road and drive for another 480 m
  • Turn right onto Dawsons Springs Road and drive for another 450 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Dawsons Spring Road, head along Dawsons Spring Nature Trail as you move directly away from the cabins. After about 360 metres, veer/turn right at the fork and follow Kaputar Summit Trail to continue along Mount Kaputar Summit from Dawsons Spring Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After 70 m pass the shelter (on your left).
After another 20 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 70 m cross the bridge (about 4 m long)
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 85 m long)
After another 130 m veer right.
After another 305 m continue straight.
After another 580 m continue straight.
After another 65 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass the car park (9 m on your right).
Continue another 70 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.4 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Kaputar".
"Mount Kaputar".
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount Kaputar Summit from Dawsons Spring

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.9 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 70 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
70 m[shelter]
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