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Bar Mountain picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Bar Mountain picnic area in Border Ranges National Park offers incredible scenic views, as well as birdwatching and bushwalking in the area.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Border Ranges National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Bar Mountain picnic area is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water
Please note
  • This park is in a remote location, so please be well-prepared and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.
  • Consider having reasonably full fuel tanks before arriving as there are no service stations near the park. The closest fuel is at Kyogle, Nimbin or Mount Burrell.
  • There's limited mobile reception in this park

At 1140m, Bar Mountain picnic area stands at about the same elevation as the summit of Wollumbin-Mount Warning, making it the highest accessible area of Border Ranges National Park and the best place to admire the park’s stands of ancient Antarctic beech trees.

The picnic area is just next to Tweed Range scenic drive, a 2WD all-weather gravel car touring road, and makes for a perfect pit stop for a bite to eat.

It’s also a popular rest spot for keen bushwalkers, as three nearby walking tracks include Beech Glade, Falcorostrum loop walking track and Bar Mountain circuit.

Birdwatchers should keep their eyes open for interesting species here, including Albert’s lyrebird, regent bowerbirds, olive whistlers, marbled frogmouths and scarlet honeyeaters. Pademelons, brush turkeys and grey goshawks are often seen along Tweed Range Scenic Drive, too.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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

Park info

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Bar Mountain picnic area, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: John Spencer