Tourist Drive Number 2

NOTE: 31/7/21

With the current Covid restrictions within Qld, the Border Crossing, from NSW into Qld, just past the Lookout had been barricaded off with large concrete blocks and fences, so no access into Qld via this road. Only access is via the Mt Lindesay Highway, which is manned 24/7.

 

This full day drive takes you through scenic and culturally significant areas, offering segments of the Border Ranges NP along the Lions Road, and cultural icons such as the Border Loop Railway and magnificent Mt Lindesay.

The Border Loop Railway Lookout, which has amenities and picnic facilities, is an ideal area for a break and is a must for train buffs. View a series of tunnels forming a ‘Spiral Loop’, also known as ‘The Border Loop’ which allows trains to rise 20m on their climb through the McPherson Range. Upon completion in 1930 it was possible to travel an unbroken journey from Brisbane to Adelaide for the first time.  Experience breathtaking views, sparkling creeks, wildlife and hear the song of the Bell Birds.

Mt Lindesay dominates the skyline as you continue west from Rathdowney towards Woodenbong where you can re-fuel, find food or have a picnic. Return to Kyogle via the Summerland Way passing through scenic countryside and historical villages.

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Tourist Drive Number 4

Experience the lush tropical rainforests of the Gondwana Caldera, in the World Heritage listed Border Ranges National Park featuring deep gorges with waterfalls, spectacular views, sparkling creeks, steep escarpments and rugged ridges. Located 28kms north of Kyogle, access is via Lynch’s Creek Road opposite the Wiangarie General Store, which is your last chance to obtain refreshments and picnic supplies to take with you.

The Tweed Range Scenic Drive is a well maintained gravel road suitable for 2WD vehicles when dry, the eastern side of which follows the escarpment edge of the huge eroded Mt Warning (Wollumbin) Caldera.  The drive can be completed in 4-5 hours allowing for a leisurely pace with stops to enjoy views, strolls in the rainforest and picnic breaks.

If there has been consistent wet weather check road conditions by contacting the Kyogle National Parks Office 0266320000 (except weekends). The free NSW National Parks & Wildlife App is now a very good way to make bookings for park access and camping, checking up to date info on closures, park facilities and news. Free at the I Store or Google Play. Further information about any major disruptions to park conditions or maintenance is usually obtained from the National Parks website http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au or contacting the A/Hrs no for NPWL 0266270200.

Border Ranges

Aboody Park -Wiangaree

A perfect place to take a break this park is adjacent to the historical Wiangarie General Store and has toilets, a sun shade, a children’s playground, seats and tables, BBQ and nearby car parking. It is situated alongside the Summerland Way at the turnoff for the World Heritage Listed Border Ranges National Park. Have a picnic or pick up something from the store after gazing at the local memorabilia inside.

The park is named after a local identity Chappy Aboody who used to own the General Store.

Ripples On The Creek – Grady’s Creek

An idyllic retreat where you can simply relax, breathe in the fresh air, and savour the sights and sounds of nature’s ambience.

Ripples on the Creek offers luxury accommodation, amid a picturesque rural backdrop.

Set at the foothills of the Border Ranges National Park, Ripples on the Creek is just 2 hours south of Brisbane, and 20 minutes north of the local township of Kyogle – known as the ‘Gateway to the Rainforests’.

Ripples on the Creek Creekside Cabins are the perfect destination for a romantic couples getaway. Nestled beside the beautiful Grady’s Creek, our Standard (Silky Oak) and newly renovated Deluxe (Serenity) cabins provide you with tranquil surroundings, comfort and a touch of luxury. Features include a beautiful private outdoor spa, gas log fire, queen size bed, well-equipped kitchenette, modern bathroom and a separate lounge/dining area.

A Continental Breakfast Hamper for two is included in the tariff and contains cereals, bread for toast, butter, spreads, milk, fresh fruit, yoghurt, tea and coffee and fruit juice.

We can also arrange deluxe breakfast hampers, picnic hampers and dinner hampers upon request.

A surcharge applies for Christmas/ Easter and Public Holidays applies. For more information, rates, availability and on-line bookings please visit the website www.ripplesonthecreek.com.au

There are plenty of things to see and do in the local area as well as enjoying and exploring the lovely surroundings of Ripples on the Creek.

 

Price Range

Standard Cabin – “Silky Oak” $210 pn per couple Fri & Sat ; $190 pnpc Sun-Thurs, includes continental breakfast basket .

Deluxe Cabin – “Serenity” $260 pn per couple Fri & Sat; $240 pn per couple Sun-Thurs, includes continental breakfast basket

$60 surcharge for 1 night stays. 10% discount for 5 or more nights. Extra persons requiring linen and/or breakfast supplies $30 per person per night.

Christmas/Easter/New Year

Minimum 2 night stay, 30% surcharge

Other Public Holidays

Minimum 2 night stay, 20% surcharge

Feathers Home Stay -Wiangaree

26.10.20 Please note: Feathers Homestay is temporarily closed until further notice due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Come and stay in our beautifully restored country house at the foot of the Border Ranges, just 15klms north of Kyogle. We have 2 lovely quiet rooms both with ensuites and fine linen, a guest lounge room with TV, library, cards, board games and CD player and a guest dining room with tea and coffee making facilities and usually some home made ‘somethings’ to enjoy with a cuppa.

Both bedrooms have French doors leading onto the wide verandah which overlooks dairy flats and the Border Ranges. There are reduced rates for 3 or more nights- don’t hesitate to ask about rates. Credit card facilites available.

We offer a wide range of breakfasts from the delicious local produce of bacon, sausages, lambs fry and home grown eggs or pancakes supplemented where ever possible from our organic garden. Three courses offered for breakfast including juices, tea/coffee with the cooked breakfast. Other meals offered may include Asian style Juk (chicken rice porridge) Pho (Vietnamese Beef Soup with veggies) or Roti ( warm home made unlevened bread) and curry and pretty much anything else you can think of. We can also provide dinner by prior arrangement. No dogs or children allowed at these premises.

Price Range

$160 per night per room-tariff includes 3 course breakfast. Credit card facilities available.