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.
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.
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
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.....
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.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Kaputar Summit from Dawsons Spring
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)