This short return walk in Mount Kaputar National Park takes you from Kaputar Summit Road to the platform at the top of Mount Kaputar with great views over the area. 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 47.3 km
Turn left onto Kaputar Summit Road and drive for another 970 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Summit Road (730 metres northwest of intersection with Kaputar Road), head directly away from the road and towards the start of the boardwalk in the distance. Keep moving in the same direction and head along the said boardwalk towards the summit to continue along Mount Kaputar Summit Path.....
Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
After another 85 m come to "Mount Kaputar".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 85 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Kaputar Summit Path
4 min to 6 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)