Bar Mountain picnic area
Border Ranges National Park
Bar Mountain picnic area in Border Ranges National Park offers incredible scenic views, as well as birdwatching and bushwalking in the area.
- Picnic areas
- Border Ranges National Park in North Coast
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Opening times
Bar Mountain picnic area is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- What to
- Drinking water
- 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.
- There's limited mobile reception in this park
At 1140m, Bar Mountain picnic area stands at about the same elevation as the summit of Wollumbin-Mount Warning, making it the highest accessible area of Border Ranges National Park and the best place to admire the park’s stands of ancient Antarctic beech trees.
The picnic area is just next to Tweed Range scenic drive, a 2WD all-weather gravel car touring road, and makes for a perfect pit stop for a bite to eat.
It’s also a popular rest spot for keen bushwalkers, as three nearby walking tracks include Beech Glade, Falcorostrum loop walking track and Bar Mountain circuit.
Birdwatchers should keep their eyes open for interesting species here, including Albert’s lyrebird, regent bowerbirds, olive whistlers, marbled frogmouths and scarlet honeyeaters. Pademelons, brush turkeys and grey goshawks are often seen along Tweed Range Scenic Drive, too.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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