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Blackbutt lookout picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Blackbutt lookout picnic area in Border Ranges National Park is a popular picnic area next to a scenic lookout offering views of Tweed Valley.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Border Ranges National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
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
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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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.

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Blackbutt lookout picnic area, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Stephen King/OEH