This short walk is worth the trip. Relatively undemanding at first but steep at the end, it offers great views across the Mount Kaputar National Park once you get to the Governors Lookout. Let us begin by acknowledging the Kamilaroi people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Maitland Street and drive for another 2.9 km
Turn left onto Kaputar Road and drive for another 23.1 km
Continue onto Kaputar Road and drive for another 21.5 km
Turn left and drive for another 180 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
After another 4 m turn right.
After 260 m come to the "The Governor Lookout" (45 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to The Governor Lookout. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 200 m cross the bridge (about 125 m long)
After another 145 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
Then head down the surface|wood steps (about 7 m long)
After another 45 m head up the surface|wood steps (about 9 m long)
After another 130 m pass the "The Governor" (20 m on your right).
After another 20 m come to a viewpoint.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 960 m to get back to the start.
Side trip to The Governor Lookout.
Directions & comments
After another 15 m cross the bridge
After another 25 m come to "The Governor Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find The Governor Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 40 m to the main route.