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Bar Mountain lookout

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Bar Mountain lookout in World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park offers scenic views out over Warrazambil Wilderness Area.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Border Ranges National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

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

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.

Part of Bar Mountain circuit, this scenic lookout sits atop an escarpment over Collins Creek, offering spectacular views of Black Hand Mountain and beyond to Mount Lindesay and Mount Barney.

The lookout is located about halfway along the track, a walk of approximately one hour from Bar Mountain picnic area. As a result, it’s particularly popular with keen bushwalkers and birdwatchers.

Keep your eyes open for carpet pythons sunning themselves on the track, as well as lyrebirds, land mullets, and the quickly darting red-necked pademelon.

The rainforest gives way to tall wet forest at the escarpment edge near the lookout, which is dominated by flooded gum and blackbutt. Below in Collins Creek, subtropical rainforest flourishes, with the bright red blooms of flame trees visible amongst the canopy in summer.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Park info

  • in Border Ranges National Park 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 uses a self-registration fee collection system at entry. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy annual pass
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Bar Mountain lookout, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Stephen King