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Border Ranges National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Border Ranges National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Lismore:

    • Travel 48km northwest to Kyogle and then on to Wiangaree
    • This road is all paved

    From Murwillumbah:

    • Follow the Kyogle Road west to Lillian Rock
    • Once you’ve reached Lillian Rock turn right onto Williams Road. From here the route is signposted.
    • This road has unpaved sections

    From Kyogle:

    • Travel 15km north along the Summerland Way to Wiangaree and then turn right onto Lynchs Creek Road
    • The park is signposted from here
    • This road has unpaved sections

    From QLD:

    • Follow Mount Lindesay Highway to Rathdowney
    • Travel east along Running Creek Road until you reach the Richmond Gap
    • From here you’ll find the central sections of the park including Border Loop lookout and picnic area
    • Please note that Lions Road is not suitable for caravans and buses
    • To reach Sheepstation campground and the eastern half of the park, follow Lynchs Creek Road from Wiangaree, turn left into Forest Road

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Border Ranges National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    A picnic at Border Loop lookout and picnic area is a must during autumn. It's also a popular spot to see the historic Border Loop railway line.

    Spring

    The perfect time to get away from it all on a family camping trip. Sheepstation Creek campground is a great base for exploring Border Ranges National Park.

    Summer

    Watching the sunrise from Pinnacle lookout offers the best views of the crater escarpment, Wollumbin-Mount Warning and the coast. You're bound to find it a breathtaking experience.

    Winter

    Take in the park's scenery from the comfort of your car or motor home as you drive along the Tweed Range Scenic drive. Be sure to take some breaks along the way though – you don't want to miss the views.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    42.9°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 22°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    321mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS.

    Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Border Ranges National Park

    Contact

    • in the North Coast region
    • Border Ranges National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy an annual pass.
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    Nearby towns

    Nimbin (22 km)

    Nimbin is the counter-culture capital of Australia. It's set in a beautiful green valley pierced with limestone spires.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Kyogle (30 km)

    Kyogle is an attractive timber-milling town surrounded by rainforest. It's set on the Richmond River at the base of Fairy Mountain.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Murwillumbah (50 km)

    Murwillumbah is rich dairy, sugar cane and banana country. It's located on the banks of the Tweed River and set in the Tweed River Valley against a backdrop of rainforest-clad hills.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Pinnacle lookout, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund