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Antarctic Beech picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 15 June 2021, 3.45pm

Applies from Wed 16 Jun 2021, 6.31am to Thu 17 Jun 2021, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.45pm.

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive closure

The Tweed Range Scenic Drive will be closed beyond Sheepstation Creek camping area on Wednesday the 16 and Thursday 17 June to allow for essential roadworks to be carried out.

This will effectively close access to all areas of the park except for walks from Sheepstation Creek or the Border Loop.

The road will open again early morning on Friday 18 June.

Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.14pm.

Closed areas: Brindle Creek loop closed for vegetation maintenance

Brindle Creek loop road is closed from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 for vegetation maintenance works. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 16 Jun 2021, 6.31am to Thu 17 Jun 2021, 4.33pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive closure

The Tweed Range Scenic Drive will be closed beyond Sheepstation Creek camping area on Wednesday the 16 and Thursday 17 June to allow for essential roadworks to be carried out.

This will effectively close access to all areas of the park except for walks from Sheepstation Creek or the Border Loop.

The road will open again early morning on Friday 18 June.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 9 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.55pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park closed

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on Wollumbin Summit track. An update will be provided in the next 4-6 weeks, following further assessment and consultation.

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 Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades  from Monday 1 March 2021 to Thursday 30 September 2021.

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
  • Boggy Creek track

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 Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.23pm

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. Therefore:

  • To access Peacock Creek campground, 2WD vehicles must use Sextonville Road. High-clearance 4WDs can also use Peacock Creek Road. There is no access via Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive as it remains closed until July 2021.
  • 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 Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.13pm

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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Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Brindle Creek loop closed for vegetation maintenance

Brindle Creek loop road is closed from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 for vegetation maintenance works. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 3 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jun 2021, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Newtons Drive closed

Newtons Drive (Mount Nardi end of Historic Nightcap walking track) is temporarily closed due to vegetation maintenance and roadworks. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 9.35am to Fri 2 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 May 2021, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bridge repairs

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 17 May to Friday 18 June 2021 while 3 bridges are replaced.

The closed areas are:

  • Telephone Road (south)
  • Tugun Road (north)
  • Tugun Road (south)

There will be no access through these areas during operations, for public and contractor safety. Access to the multi-use trail network is still available from Telephone Road (north).

The areas will reopen once the works on each bridge is complete. 

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

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only.

Due to upgrade works at Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of June 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.02am

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 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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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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