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Brushbox Falls lookout

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Brushbox Falls lookout, in Border Ranges National Park, is only a short walk from Sheepstation Creek campground. The lookout offers views of rainforest and waterfalls.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Border Ranges National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Sunscreen, drinking water, hat, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • It's a good idea to fill your fuel tank before heading out to the park as the closest service stations are in Kyogle, Woodenbong, Nimbin and Rathdowney.
  • Brushbox Falls lookout is in a remote location, so please be well-prepared,and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.

Brushbox Falls lookout can be reached via an easy walk along Palm Forest walking track from Sheepstation Creek campground, and is a great spot for families as well as larger groups of children.

Tall brushbox and dainty Christmas orchids are dotted along the mostly downhill walk, with strangler figs and Bangalow palms adding to the charming scenery.

Bring along your binoculars for birdwatching, as this World Heritage-listed park is teeming with birdlife. Keep a look out for green catbirds, paradise riflebirds, rose-crowned fruit-doves and wompoo fruit-doves.

Brushbox Falls is particularly impressive during the wet season in late summer, or after heavy rains at any time of year.

Take a virtual tour of Brushbox Falls lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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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Brushbox Falls lookout, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Stephen King