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    NARRABRI HISTORIC WALK

    by balhannah Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    historic building in Narrabri

    Narrabri has a historic town walk brochure, so pick it up from the information centre.
    I didn't follow the walk, but did walk the length of Maitland street where lots of the historic buildings are located.
    I do wish I had the map, as then I would have known what I was looking at.

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    MOUNT NINGADHUN

    by balhannah Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    Mount Ningadhun at 1,373 metres high is a prominent volcanic plug that caught my eye as we were travelling along the road to Mt. Kaputar. It is part of the remnants of the Nandewar extinct volcano that ceased activity about 17 million years ago after 4 million years of activity.

    You can walk to it from Green Camp, but it is an 8km trek taking 8 hours to complete.

    It really is impressive! I just had to stop the car every now and then, and take more photo's of it!

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    EUGLAH ROCK LOOKOUT

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    This is another lookout in the Mt. Kaputar national park.

    We drove into the Bark Hut Camping area, parked the car here, as this is where the walk began.

    Euglah Rock, is a giant dyke formed by volacanic activity 17 -18 million years ago. Erosion of the less resistant rock has left Euglah Rock standing.
    It is a short, easy walk of about 1km return. At the start of the trail, there is a notice board giving details on what you will see. The walk lead me to a proper viewing platform that overlooks Black Mountain creek and this giant outcrop [Euglah rock.. see photo] in the distance, quite impressive! More good views.

    Bark Hut campground has all amenities and 15 campsites.
    camping fees in 2010....were $5adult per night

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    Check out the Flora

    by balhannah Updated Jun 20, 2010

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    Moss & the boulders
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    In the Mount Kaputar National Park, the Gum Trees higher up, are nice and white, they are called Snow Gums.
    You will see Grass Trees, and in the area of Governors Lookout, the ground had two different types of Mosses growing, one area was particularly pretty with the moss growing over and around the granite boulders.
    It is pretty damp around here, so they grow well.

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    LOOKOUT FOR WILDLIFE - THE WALLAROO

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    As in any National parks, if you are interested in seeing wildlife & birdlife, walk quietly, keep your eyes open, and ears peeled.

    On my trek to "The Governor" I startled what I thought was a Kangaroo. A little further along the trail, I came across another, only it wasn't a Kangaroo, it was a WALLAROO.

    A wallaroo is a little smaller than a kangaroo, fairly thickset, and are found in open country.
    All share a particular habit of stance: wrists raised, elbows tucked close into the body, and shoulders thrown back, and all have a large, black-skinned bodies of long hair, they would need it where they live!

    There are 4 species of Wallaroo's, and I am not sure which one I saw, it would be either ......

    The Eastern Wallaroo, Common Wallaroo or just Wallaroo found on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range.
    OR..................
    The Antilopine Wallaroo, is a creature of the grassy plains and woodlands.

    This poor fella had been in quite a few fights, he ears were torn & tattered.

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    THE GOVERNOR LOOKOUT - PART 2

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    Views from the Governor lookout
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    Wow! Is all I can say, this was quite an experience.

    The first 300m of this walk is the wheelchair accessible path to The Governor lookout, which provides views of the The Governor as well as the surrounding wilderness and Bullawa Creek.

    Following the track from this 1st lookout, I walked past many Snow Gums, White Gums and Ribbon gums until reaching a lot of steps that descended to the lower lava terrace of The Governor.
    From here, it's a scrambley track, over rocks etc, on a marked route, past stunted shrubs to the flat top of the volcanic plug.

    This part of the walk is not the easiest, you do need to be careful, as you don't want a twisted ankle out here! It requires a medium fitness level............not suitable for small children as it could be quite dangerous for them, and adults if they get too close to the cliff edges.
    There are still more steps at the end, where you descend and can peer between the cliffs.

    This was a wonderful walk and experience, I was out on a limb [so to speak] feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere, away from all forms of civilization!

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    THE GOVERNOR LOOKOUT - Part 1

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    Where you go on part 2 of the walk
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    This lookout is only a short, easy 300metre walk from the Car park. It is for those people that do not wish to do the longer walk which includes many stairs.
    You pass through white Snow Gums, of which there is birdlife, [I saw a bright yellow bird] and onto a viewing platform, it is worth the walk.
    If you are fit, continue along the longer walk [see tip...part 2]

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    "THE PEAK OF MT. KAPUTAR"

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    Heading to the top of Mt. Kaputar
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    I have conquered another Mountain!...............

    I was expecting a 3 hour return trek to do it, but to my surprise, the road leads nearly to the Mountain top, and from here, a new board walk of quite a few steps to a viewing platform has been built, so conquering this Mountain became a zinch!
    So now, everybody can conquer this Mountain, except people in wheelchairs.

    Mount Kaputar peak is 1,508 metres above sea level, and is part of the Nandewar Range. It was extremely cold at the top, the wind was bitter, and in Winter, Mt. Kaputar can receive snow. The view was worth putting up with the cold for a short time!

    On the information sheets, they claim you can see one tenth of New South Wales on a clear day from this summit.

    The summit is accessible from Narrabri via a 57 km long, winding and narrow road that is partly sealed.

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    DOUG SKY LOOKOUT

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    View from Doug Sky lookout
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    The Doug Sky Lookout is located on your drive to the top of Mt. Kaputar.

    DO STOP HERE. There is a viewing platform with excellent views to the south, where on a clear day, you can see as far as The Warrumbungles.

    There is a plaque pointing to various Mountains and points of interest, and also an interesting notice board about the making of the road.
    This Lookout "Doug Sky' is named after the man who supervised the making of the road that leads to the top of Mt. Kaputar.

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    WEST KAPUTAR ROCK LOOKOUT

    by balhannah Written Jun 20, 2010

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    This lookout is right on the side of the road, so no long walks to do! You can do a very short one a long a wooden boardwalk to a viewing platform.
    Nice views of the rock and of the valley below.

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