Mount Kaputar National Park comprises the largest area of remnant vegetation in the Nandewar Region and is therefore of great significance in terms of the conservation of native plants. With an altitudinal range of over 1000 metres, the park includes a number of clearly defined vegetation zones from semi-arid woodland and open forest to sub-alpine and heathland communities. The park also supports a number of rare and endangered plant and animal species, and is the north-western limit of several plant and bird species.
Mount Kaputar National Park contains many outstanding examples of landforms associated with volcanism. These include a circular set of dykes and the remains of numerous tiered lava terraces. Another significant geomorphological site is Sawn Rocks, the name given to one of the best examples of columnar jointing in Australia.
Photo: Mount Kaputar National Park / Simone Cottrell/OEH