18 October 2012
Maybe you’re like me…I’ve been reading about Mt Kaputar National Park near Narrabri for a long time but have never figured out exactly where it is. I finally managed to get there this year, in May, just before winter. Which was a good idea as it gets very cold up there at 1,508 m. We stayed in some fantastic cabins at Dawsons Springs. The view from my bedroom window was especially enjoyable at night with a full moon, lots of shadowy snow gums and mysterious figures hopping about.
We went on an early morning walk along a lovely nature trail that wound back and forth through tall gums and snow grass. There was ice on part of the boardwalk so the night had been cold but cosy in our cabin. There are so many good walks here and the best part is that you start at the top of the mountain so the views are fabulous. The walk to the summit of Mount Kaputar takes about 30 minutes and it’s worth it for the panoramic views over the ranges out onto the flat plains. You could really have some fun here if you brought your mountain bike as there are good bike trails too, And you’ll definitely need a torch for spotting wildlife at night.