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Border loop lookout

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Border loop lookout is a great picnic spot offering scenic views of Gradys Creek Valley within Border Ranges National Park, a World Heritage Area.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Border Ranges National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • It's a good idea to fill your fuel tank before heading out to the park as the closest service stations are in Kyogle, Woodenbong and Rathdowney.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please be well-prepared for your visit

Border loop lookout provides a bird's-eye view south down Gradys Creek, with the historic spiral loop about 400m below the lookout. Scenic views of Border Ranges National Park and McPherson Range can be seen to the east and west.

Border loop, also known as Spiral loop, was the first standard gauge railway linking two capital cities in Australia. At the time, it was a significant nation-building project. Construction of the line between Sydney and Brisbane began after World War I, when there was a need to create employment as well as prepare the country for future conflict.

Border loop lookout offers an easily accessible peek into this superb World Heritage national park, which you can explore further along its hiking tracks, or just relish the view. Enjoy a barbecue with friends and family in Border loop picnic area, and the trailhead for Border loop walk is also nearby.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

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Border loop lookout, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: John Spencer