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Palm Forest walking track

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

The easy Palm Forest walking track near Sheepstation creek, in Border Ranges National Park, leads through lush rainforest offering historic heritage, birdwatching and scenic waterfalls.

Where
Border Ranges National Park
Distance
1km one-way
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • In order to help protect the delicate balance in the rainforest, ensure you wipe off sunscreen or other chemical creams before you go swimming, they can harm or even kill the local frog communities.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

An easy walk through the subtropical rainforest near Sheepstation Creek campground, Palm Forest walking track follows a historic old logging track into the heart of the lush wilderness of Border Ranges National Park. The short track leads through forests of bangalow and piccabeen palms where you’ll feel the cool calm of the rainforest descend. The towering brush box in the tall forests that you’ll enter, are estimated to be hundreds of years old. If you’re into birdwatching, watch for the brightly coloured wompoo fruit-dove or the bell birds with their distinct call.

Passing booyong and strangler figs, you’ll hear the soothing tinkering of water before arriving at the picturesque Brushbox Falls. Be sure to look for the historic moss-covered carvings, on a sandstone rockface to the north of the creek, where cedar getters carved their names. If the waters are high enough, you can have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters and soak in the tranquility.

Take a virtual tour of Palm Forest walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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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Palm Forest walking track, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: John Spencer