Hooray- Kyogle Council is happy to announce on Friday 6th April that with the completion of McIntosh Bridge, Lions Road IS NOW OPEN.
Several years of planning and just over sixteen months of construction work has resulted in the replacement of five bridges on Gradys Creek Road and one bridge on Lions Road.
Council and the community are happy to say GOODBYE to the load limits and traffic restrictions imposed by the old bridges and to the changed traffic conditions, detours and longer travel times that were an inconvenience during construction and HELLO to a renewed Gradys Creek / Lions Road route improved for locals and travellers alike.
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.