Kaputar Plateau Walk
Kamilaroi Country

2 h 30 min to 4 h
1 h 15 min to 2 h

7.6 km
circuit

↑ 340 m
↓ -340 m

Moderate track
Starting at Bark Hut this walk in Mount Kaputar National Park takes you on a circuit bushwalk, stopping at lookouts to get great views of the area and observe birds and fauna. If you get there with two cars, park one at Bark Hut and spare yourself the 2 km road bash, but there is another lookout on the road. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.2843369,150.1477934)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Dangar Street, A39, Narrabri.
  • 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 21.1 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Kaputar Plateau Walk and drive for another 10 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Follow the sign posts from the Rocky Plateau trail trackhead along the wide management trail.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Rangers Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.6 km continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the Lairds Lookout for great southerly views. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.8 km continue straight.
After another 460 m turn right.
After another 2.1 km pass the toilet (185 m on your left).
Turn sharp right.
The starting point of an alternate route. A short alternate route visiting Doug Sky Lookout along the way. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 650 m continue straight.
The alternate route finishes here. Continue straight to rejoin the main route at the 6.4 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 55 m veer left.
After another 1.2 km come to the end.

A short alternate route visiting Doug Sky Lookout along the way.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m veer left.
After another 8 m come to the "Doug Sky Lookout" (6 m on your right).
Veer left.
After another 30 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

This side trip takes you to the Lairds Lookout for great southerly views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 170 m come to "Lairds Lookout".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 170 m to the main route.

This little side trip takes you to the Rangers Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m come to "Rangers Lookout".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Kaputar Plateau Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 7.6 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 4 h
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
Toilet: There is one 5.9 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
5.9 km[toilet]
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