In October I took the opportunity to see one of NSW most spectacular wildflower locations – Mount Kaputar; and I wasn’t disappointed. It is quite a long drive , about 6 hours from Port Macquarie, close to Narrabri in north west of the State. The surrounding country is very flat, but you climb to 1489 metres, where snowgums flourish. These 18 million year old volcanic remains provide stunning landscapes, the most spectacular of which is the site known as “Sawn Rocks”. These are one of the best examples of columnar jointing in basalt anywhere in Australia. But it is the tiny wildflowers that make this place so worth a visit – and October is peak flowering. Good accommodation is available at National Parks cabins, or good camp grounds.