Border Loop lookout and picnic area
Border Ranges National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Border Loop lookout and picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Border Loop lookout and picnic area is in the central precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:
- Travel north from Kyogle along Summerland Way for 14km until you reach Wiangaree
- Continue past Wiangaree for another 4.5km, then turn right onto Gradys Creek Road.
- Travel 21km along Gradys Creek Road until you see the signposted access road to Border loop lookout
- Turn left onto this road and travel 500m to the picnic area carpark
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Border Loop picnic area, a short walk from Border Loop lookout.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Border Ranges National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
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.
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.
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.
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
18°C and 30°C
8°C and 22°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Facilities are located at the picnic area where this lookout is located
- Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it's a good idea to bring your own.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- A short, wheelchair-accessible paved path leads from the carpark to the picnic area and lookout.
- Some assistance may be required to access the raised lookout platform at the end of the path.
Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Kyogle office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6632 0000
- 136 Summerland Way, Kyogle NSW 2474
- 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