Blackbutt lookout picnic area
Border Ranges National Park
Blackbutt lookout picnic area in Border Ranges National Park is a popular picnic area next to a scenic lookout offering views of Tweed Valley.
- Picnic areas
- Border Ranges National Park in North Coast
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Opening times
Blackbutt lookout picnic area is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- What to
- Drinking water, clothes for all weather conditions, sunscreen, hat
- Please note
- This park is in a remote location, so please come 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
While visiting Border Ranges National Park be sure to stop by Blackbutt lookout picnic area to enjoy a dramatic vista across a spectacular geological formation.
This popular picnic spot sits on the Tweed Caldera escarpment edge, with a lookout platform offering incredible views out over Wollumbin-Mount Warning and the whole Tweed Valley from the edge of the Tweed Caldera escarpment.
Tweed Caldera is one of the biggest erosion calderas in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest in the world. It’s also one of the few places on earth where the erosion process can be seen all the way down to the underlying pre-volcanic sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, providing geology enthusiasts with a wonderful opportunity to test their knowledge of geological processes.
Take a virtual tour of Blackbutt lookout picnic area captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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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
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