A World Heritage Listed rainforest, the Border Ranges lies on the New South Wales/Queensland border. It encompasses 31,729 hectares of scenic rainforest featuring deep gorges with waterfalls that plunge hundreds of metres. Border Rangers National Park is located on the rim of a vast and ancient volcano and adjoins Lamington National Park in Queensland. The many walks in the park feature spectacular views, pristine rainforest, waterfalls, sparkling creeks, steep escarpments and rugged ridges. A particular favourite of Bushwalkers and birdwatchers.
The Tweed Scenic Drive (unsealed but suitable for 2WD when dry) is a well-maintained 44km gravel road traversing through the park from the eastern side, which follows the escarpment edge of the huge eroded Mount Warning 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. It provides access to incomparable views, particularly of Mount Warning. The park is a haven for native fauna such as Albert’s lyrebird and the pouched frog. The NPWS has identified 170 species of birds living in the rainforest as well as many animals, so care should be taken driving as they might cross your path.
The Pinnacle Walk and Lookout are reached by a short 200m walk through the rainforest, which will bring you to this magnificent feature, which is part of the rim of the Mt Warning caldera, offering you a great view. Help protect endangered plants by staying on the walking track and not going beyond the lookout platform at the Pinnacle.
Picnic areas throughout the park include Brindle Creek Picnic Area and Antarctic Beech Picnic Area, Blackbutts Lookout and Picnic Area, and Bar Mountain Picnic Area.
Up to date information on park facilities, closures, payment for park passes and bookings of camping facilities are available via the National Parks and Wildlife Service App.
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