The wall of 40m high 'organ-piping' looks like something out of a cathedral. Sawn Rocks is a towering wall of pentagonal basalt pipes. An iconic reminder of Kaputar’s volcanic past, this rock formation is located in the northern section of Mt Kaputar National Park. This phenomenon is the result of slow and even cooling of molten rock, enabling individual crystals within the rock to align perfectly with each other.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Sawn Rocks is part of the Mt Kaputar National Park, it is not accessed via the Kaputar Road. Instead, head out of Narrabri along the Newell Highway for 3km, as if you are driving to Moree. Then turn right into Killarney Gap Road (Bingara Road). After about 35km, you'll see the Sawn Rock turn-off on the right.

To get there from Bingara, drive approximately 65km east along Killarney Gap Road, where you’ll see the Sawn Rocks turn-off on the left.


Mount Kaputar Walking Tracks

Route/Trail notes:

The path is paved so wheelchair access is possible as far as the lookout. From here, you climb down into Bobbiwaa Creek to the base of the cliff face to admire the magnificent fallen five (pentagonal) and six (hexagonal) sided shafts of perfectly formed rock.



Other References/Comments:

Mount Kaputar National Park

GPS Tracks


Easy walk to an amazing sight

Gayle Powell on 18 Aug, 2023

Got there mid afternoon. When I came around the corner and saw this incredible sight through the trees. It was wow worthy. Easy work, very well maintained. Venture to the bottom and walk through and over the rocks below.

mrrhys on 2 Jun, 2023

Nice short walk, with spectacular rock formations, great for kids

Mel on 14 Jul, 2019

This was a 'bucket' list item on our November 17 road trip and we were not disappointed. Must have spent more time climbing over and admiring the structures than it took us to walk in!

F.A.B. on 4 Nov, 2017

Five star Geology.

Mark on 29 Sep, 2017

Very easy walk. the Sawn Rocks reminded me of the Organ Pipes on Mt Wellington in Hobart and the rock stacks on the Three Capes track. Very enjoyable short walk.

Brian on 2 Sep, 2017

An easy walk for a very worthwhile photo opportunity

DrummerJeff on 26 Dec, 2016

I had a look and climb on the Sawn Rocks when i went on my out west trip to Bingara, NSW. Sawn Rocks are hexagonal rocks that are hanging from a cliff. Some of them have fallen, and some even made hexagonal steps! How amazing that was!

GiantChicken on 2013

Spectacular Formation. Fantastic. Nice easy walk.

Ian and Sue on 7 Jan, 2011

There really is a middle of nowhere

gracilicaudatus on Jul, 2000


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