Bark Hut camping area
There are 15 camping spots here, on the main access road about 6 km from Mt Kaputar. This is the starting point for the demanding Scutts Hut walk (19 km, 6 hr), which should only be undertaken by fit, experienced and well-prepared walkers. An easy walk from the bottom of the camping area goes to the lookout over the dramatic volcanic plug of Euglah Rock. This is also a mountain-biking track. Less intrepid campers can drive to one of the many fine lookouts in the region. Note: bring your own firewood; gas/fuel stove preferred.
Who to contact: NPWS Narrabri (02) 6792 7300
This campsite is located in Mount Kaputar National Park
Mt Kaputar looms 1510 m above the surrounding Western Plains – the highest point in the Nandewar Range, which formed when the Australian continent moved over a volcanic hot spot deep in the Earth’s mantle. The result is a fascinating diversity of landscapes, plants and animals that can be explored via numerous walking tracks and fire trails. Be sure to leave time on the drive here to take in the views from various lookouts on the way, or stop for a walk up Mt Yulludunida – a dry, rugged escarpment where many ancient and twisted grass trees grow. The view, and the colours on the rocks, can be dramatic at sunrise, while at sunset, in the right conditions, the lookout at West Kaputar Rocks can provide good photographic opportunities.
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