Border Ranges National Park 4x4

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The Border Ranges National Park is an amazing place to take your 4wd. You will see some of the finest scenery that NSW has to offer. Located just south of the QLD-NSW border, it is a great way to spe...

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The Border Ranges National Park is an amazing place to take your 4wd. You will see some of the finest scenery that NSW has to offer. Located just south of the QLD-NSW border, it is a great way to spend a day or a weekend. There are some beautiful campgrounds, picnic areas, lookouts, and walking tracks. The Border Ranges National Park has its northern boundary as the Qld border. There is a spectacular tourist drive through it called the Tweed Range Scenic Drive. The scenery is absolutely amazing. The drive is about 44km long and can be driven in about 4-5hrs. It can be done as a day trip from Brisbane, although, there are a couple of campgrounds along the drive if you want to stay and really enjoy this beautiful part of the world. The terrain is mostly pretty well maintained dirt roads. In the wet, some parts on the road will become quite slippery and you will have to drive through some water. The drive is not suitable for caravans or buses. Some of the highlights of the trip will be; The walking tracks that start at Sheepstation Creek, one of the two campgrounds, are a must for anyone who likes a bit of a bush walk. The Brindle Creek Picnic Area, situated in the rainforest beside the beautiful Brindle Creek. The Tweed Valley Lookout is a spectacular viewpoint along the way. The Antarctic Beech Picnic Area which looks north over Grady's Creek and up to the Qld/NSW border The Pinnacle Lookout is reached by a short walk. The view from here is incredible. Blackbutts Picnic Area has another incredible lookout east, towards Mount Warning. Camping There are only two campsites in the Border Ranges National Park. Sheep station Creek and Forest Tops. Both are just off the Tweed Range Scenic Drive and have picnic tables, wood barbeques (bring your own firewood), and non-flush toilets. The water supply isn’t suitable for drinking. You can contact the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service at Kyogle on 02 6632 0000 or look up the camping page on their website (listed above). They will be able to give you all the up to date info on camping. Camping permits are only $5 per adult and $3 per child. Self registration is required so you must have cash or cheques. There is also a nice place for camping on the Lions road. It is called Andrew Drynan Park. You will drive past it if you come in on the Lions Road(see ‘how to get there’ below). It is a beautiful spot on Running Creek, which has enough water in it to swim in. It has toilets and water(needs boiling) available. The ranger visits every morning and evening so if you need any firewood, you can purchase it from him. It will cost you $5 for adults, $2 for kids, or $15 for a family. Just pay the ranger 4wd permits $7 per day per vehicle. Self registration boxes are on the way in. Keep an eye out for them. You will need to take cash or cheques How to get there The Border Range National Park can be entered from either the east or the west. From the west, entrance is via the Lions road. The Lions rd cuts through from the Mt. Lindsey Hwy, about 20km south of Beaudesert, and comes out about 20km north of Kyogle. It is a very scenic drive that crosses the QLD-NSW border about half way through. To get to the Lions Rd; From Queensland, turn left at Innis Plain, 24 km south of Beaudesert on the Mt Lindsay Highway (around 5 Km south of Tamrookum). From Kyogle, turn right at Wilsons Avenue, 19 km north of Kyogle (5 Km north of Wiangaree). The national park turn off is about half way between the border and the southern end of the Lions Road at Simes Rd You can also enter the National park from the eastern side; From Murwillumbah, head towards Kyogle along Kyogle Rd., which follows the Tweed River, then turn right at the national park sign near Lillian Rocks, onto Williams Rd. towards Barkers Vale. Then, turn right into Creegan Rd. which then turns into Tweed Range Rd. once you get to the national park. For those heading north and wanting to take the scenic trip home, I recommend heading up Kyogle Rd. towards Murwillumbah and turning off onto Bryyill Ck Rd. This will eventually take you to Tyalgum. From here, continue onto Limpinwood Rd, which will take you to Chillingham, where you will need to turn left onto Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd. This will take you all the way to Nerang past some amazing places like the Natural Bridge and other beautiful waterfalls and creeks. You will also pass incredible lookouts.

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