Dawsons Spring camping area
Just past the Mt Kaputar summit on the main access road, Dawsons Spring is a larger camping area with access to the medium–difficult Summit Walk (2 km, 1.5 hr) and Bundabulla Circuit Track (3 km, 3 hr), and the easy Dawsons Spring Nature Trail (1.4 km, 1 hr). Each of these will bring you great views of the park. Bring your own firewood; gas/fuel stove preferred. Limited cabin accommodation is also available.
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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