Kaputar Scenic Drive

Overview

Kaputar scenic drive is a 20 kilometre driving route through dramatic landscapes, with access to lookouts, picnic spots and walking tracks. Spectacular Nandewar volcanoes have left behind a…

Kaputar scenic drive is a 20 kilometre driving route through dramatic landscapes, with access to lookouts, picnic spots and walking tracks.

Spectacular Nandewar volcanoes have left behind a landscape of dramatic shapes and atmospheric hideaways, tucked throughout Mount Kaputar National Park for the curious traveller.

A great way to take in all the area has to offer is by hitting the road and driving along Kaputar scenic drive, which ascends about 1,100 metres in altitude as it snakes up the mountainside. The beautiful plant life changes as you climb, with wildflowers like golden wattle in September and white tea tree in the warmer months. The drive finishes at the summit of Mount Kaputar. Be sure to bring your binoculars for birdwatching while you’re there, or simply take in the wonderful views.

One of the best things about this driving route is it can reach the quieter corners of the park, like stunning Doug Sky lookout, or Bark Hut, which is a perfect place to picnic. There are barbecues at Dawsons Spring and plenty of walking tracks along the way.

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