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Antarctic Beech picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.59pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 5.31pm

Closed areas: Rummery Park campground temporarily closed

Rummery Park campground will be temporarily closed between Monday 1 March to Friday 12 March 2021 due to roadworks. This will affect all associated walking tracks and trails. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 25 Jan 2021, 8.00am to Fri 19 Mar 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Walking track and picnic area closed

Protestors Falls walking track is closed from Monday 22 February to Friday 19 March 2021, for infrastructure repairs to rectify damage caused during the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Historic Nightcap walking track will remain open.

Terania Creek picnic area will be closed from Wednesday 3 March to Friday 19 March 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.16pm

Closed areas: Brindle Creek Walking Track

The Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed due to storm damage.

The nearby Helmholtzia walking track and Red Cedar walking track are open.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. Part of the Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 8.35am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until Friday 12 March 2021.

Minyon Falls precinct is currently closed for redevelopment, there is strictly no access.

Rummery Park campground is closed due to no access until Friday 12 March 2021.

Signs will be in place and Nightcap Range Road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed from Monday 1 March to Wednesday 30 June 2021, while the picnic area and Minyon Falls lookout are being upgraded.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • the eastern end of Boggy Creek

Rummery Park campground will be inaccessible from Monday 1 March to Friday 8 March 2021 due to hazardous tree work at Minyon Falls and roadwork repairs to Nightcap Range Road. Outside of this temporary closure, from 1 March to 8 March, access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road.

Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 12.43pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jan 2021, 1.08pm

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance and major repair works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 3.28pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road

Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice. 

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11.38am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/picnic-areas/antarctic-beech-picnic-area/local-alerts

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.

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