Dawson Spring - Mt Kaputar National Park NSW

Walking tracks range from short easy strolls to more difficult day walks or overnight treks. Picnic at Dawsons Spring in the subalpine area, take an easy walk along the Nature Trail through tall gums and snow grass, or walk to the summit of Mt Kaputar. Car-based camping is available at Dawsons Spring or in the stringybark forest at Bark Hut. Camping areas have free barbecues, hot showers, toilets and fireplaces (bring your own firewood}. Three cabins are available at Dawsons Spring (bookings required).
Sawn Rocks, Australia's best example of the geological formation known as organ-piping, is in the northern section of the park (not accessible from the main part of the park). It's an easy walk and has wheelchair access, free gas barbecues, picnic tables and toilets. Waa Gorge offers a more difficult half-day walk.
Access The main part of the park is 50 km east of Narrabri on Mt Kaputar Road (head south¬east out of Narrabri on Maitland Street). The road has unsealed sections and caravans are not permitted within the park as the road is steep and narrow. Sawn Rocks is 30 minutes from Narrabri on the Bingara Road, and Waa Gorge is 50 minutes from Narrabri along the Terry Hie Hie Road (both have unsealed sections). Access to Waa Gorge is through several gates on private property and may be closed after rainfall. Wheelchair access: hard
Dawsons Spring Nature Trail loops from the bottom of the camping area. The Summit walk and Bundabulla circuit walk traverse the sub-alpine environments of the plateau.
Getting there: This campground is just past the Mount Kaputar summit, on the main access road.
Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), flush toilets, hot showers, cold showers, amenities block, drinking water
Water supply: treated drinking water The campsite is accessible by all weather unsealed roads suitable for 2wd vehicles. The campsite is just a little way past the Mount Kaputar summit, on the main access road through the park. You will need to walk a short distance from your car to the campsite - no caravans or camper trailers. There are a total of 25 campsites. There are plenty of walks and lookouts to entertain you. You are not able to book these campsites - first come basis

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Contact and Location
Dawson Spring
Track W off Narabri Maules Rd
Mt Kaputar National Park NSW 2390
P: 02 67927300
GPS:S30 16 51,E150 09 54
GPS:S30 16.8502,E150 09.9058

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