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Brindle Creek picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

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Pack up a picnic and set off along the Tweed Range Scenic drive to explore Border Ranges National Park. Stop off at Brindle Creek picnic area for a picnic and walk.

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Please note
  • The streams of Border Ranges National Park are generally shallow and rocky, although there are occasional deep pools, so there are some opportunities for swimming
  • If you do go in the water, please ensure that you're not wearing sunscreen or insect repellent as these chemicals can affect native frogs and other aquatic life

Picnic among lush World Heritage-listed rainforest by the banks of Brindle creek at this delightfully shady picnic area.

Hitting the park’s walking tracks is a great way to stretch your legs or work up an appetite for lunch, and a few of them start from Brindle Creek picnic area. Try the scenic Brindle Creek walking track, a longer walk that passes through Antarctic beech rainforest, past waterfalls and swimming holes, or the short and easy Red Cedar loop to see a giant red cedar tree – 48m tall, it's probably about 1000 years old.

The picnic area is quite shaded and receives a lot of rainfall, so you’re likely to find it lush and damp. Because of this, barbecues are not provided, so if your sights are set on a hot lunch, you'll find barbecues 5km down the road at the Antarctic Beech picnic area.

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