Mt Kaputar National Park, Narrabri

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Mount Kaputar National Park is a national park in Australia, surrounding the proximities of Mount Kaputar, a volcano active between 17 and 21 million years ago. It is located 50km east of Narrabri and 570km northwest of Sydney. Millions of years of erosion have since carved the volcanic region into the lava terraces, volcanic plugs, and dykes of Nandewar Range. The central feature of the region is Mount Kaputar, the park's namesake, which rises to an altitude of 1510m. The 360 degree view from the summit of the mountain encompasses a good deal less than 1/10 of New South Wales' area or 80,000 km2 (31,000 sq mi).The park protects a wide range of biomes, including semi-arid woodland, subalpine heath, and eucalypt forests, and provides a habitat for a range of animals, including bats, birds, wallabies, quolls, and the unique red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei), which is known to appear after rainfall.
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  • Mount Kaputar National Park is well worth a visit when you are in Narrabri. With tops reaching more than 1500 metres and boasting its own “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” outcrop, this park is a....  more »
  • We drove up in a camper trailer to Dawson’s Springs campground for 4 nights in early May. The road was good but narrow in places should you come across another camper trailer. Caution is needed. It.....  more »
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