****PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIONS ROAD REMAINS CLOSED TO ALL TOURIST TRAFFIC WHILST COUNCIL CARRIES OUT A BRIDGE RENEWAL PROGRAM – 6 WOODEN BRIDGES BEING REPLACED.**** Council apologises for any inconvenience but in the long run conditions will be improved for all who travel on Grady’s Creek & Lions Roads.
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.