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Falcorostrum loop walking track

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Falcorostrum loop walking track, in Border Ranges National Park, is a short easy walk through stands of ancient Antarctic beech trees within cool temperate rainforest where Albert’s lyrebirds live.

Where
Border Ranges National Park
Distance
0.65km loop
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • It's a good idea to fill your fuel tank before heading out to the park as the closest service stations are Kyogle, Woodenbong, Nimbin and Rathdowney.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Falcorostrum loop walking track winds its way through one of the largest stands of beech in Border Ranges National Park.

The best place to see ancient Antarctic beech trees is at the highest accessible point of the park. It is at the same elevation as the summit of Wollumbin/Mount Warning. Some of these trees may even be 2,000 years old, with falcorostrum orchids clinging to their trunks and branches. This is the only place these orchids are found.

The cool temperate rainforest this track takes you through is one of only a few pockets in the park. Albert’s lyrebird is common to this area and can be seen scratching through leaf litter amidst the beech. Bring along your binoculars for a closer look. You’re most likely to spot one in the early morning or on an overcast day. Listen out for lyrebird display songs which could either be their own or the mimicked sounds of other species.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Falcorostrum loop walking track, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: John Spencer