The walk to Governor's Lookout was good for most of the way. Once reaching the flat area, then it became a dirt track, where you have to walk over and between rocks, climb some boulders and do some scrambling. Bushes get in the way!
Just be aware to be very careful here, an accident could happen easily, so take your time, and arrive safely at the end.
The brochures I had read stated: " Be aware that the weather on Mt. Kaputar can change very quickly."
Well, how true this was. We left Narrabri on a lovely sunny morning, Mt. Kaputar was clear, hardly a cloud in the sky.
By the time we had travelled the 56kms to the summit, a bitter wind had risen, the Clouds had formed and turned grey, and they were violenty swirling in what seemed, just a little above our heads.
Moral of the story is..........Throw a warm jacket in the car, even on a warm sunny day. I had the jacket, but could have done with gloves and a Beanie, it was freezing!
Mt. Kaputar is often in the clouds because of its height, like the next day, it would have been no good going, so when it is clear, make your trip to the summit.
Mount Dowe, also about 1,500 m elevation, is the neighbour to Mt. Kaputar.
We went for a look, BUT DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, as it contains a telecommunications broadcasting antenna and is fenced, so we had to turn around and come back down. No views either.
The drive to Mt. Kaputar is scenic, as is the view once at the top.
We had no problems with the drive up the Mountain,
If you suffer with motion sickness, you may not be able to do this trip.
If you are not used to driving on narrow bitumen or gravel roads like this one, that becomes a one & half lane width road, with many twists and turns to the top, then this may not be for you.
If you do meet a car coming in the other direction, then you will need to find somewhere wide enough to pull off, so you can get by each other.
IF YOU DRIVE SLOWLY UP & DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, drive to the conditions of the road, then you will be alright.
Just don't drive like a maniac, like the Telstra van we met, lucky it was on an area of road that was a little wider, otherwise, who knows what would have happened to us!
It is well worth the drive.