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Brindle Creek picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about the Brindle Creek picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Brindle Creek picnic area is in the Sheepstation Creek precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:

  • From Lismore, head north-west and follow signs to Kyogle for approximately 40km.
  • From Kyogle, follow Murwillumbah Road for 30km north to Barkers Vale.
  • Enter the eastern precinct of the park along the Tweed Range Scenic Drive
  • Follow the signs to Forest Tops campground and take the Brindle Creek turnoff. It's about 2km to the picnic area.

Road quality

The road to Brindle Creek picnic area is a well-maintained gravel road; however, following heavy rains between December to May, the surface can be rough or slippery in parts.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


Parking is available at on unsealed, gravel Brindle Creek Road at Brindle Creek picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Border Ranges National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


A picnic at Border Loop lookout and picnic area is a must during autumn. It's also a popular spot to see the historic Border Loop railway line.


The perfect time to get away from it all on a family camping trip. Sheepstation Creek campground is a great base for exploring Border Ranges National Park.


Watching the sunrise from Pinnacle lookout offers the best views of the crater escarpment, Wollumbin-Mount Warning and the coast. You're bound to find it a breathtaking experience.


Take in the park's scenery from the comfort of your car or motor home as you drive along the Tweed Range Scenic drive. Be sure to take some breaks along the way though – you don't want to miss the views.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


18°C and 30°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


8°C and 22°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Rubbish bins are not provided at Brindle Creek picnic area, please take your rubbish with you


There are accessible non-flush toilets north of the creek, in the northern part of the picnic area. There's a raised walkway with handrails that leads to the entrance.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - medium

Brindle Creek picnic area is mostly flat, but there are some areas where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • There are no pathways. From the carpark, you'll need to cross over hard-packed ground to reach the facilities.
  • The ground may be uneven and there are some steps leading to the picnic tables

There are accessible toilets in the northern part of the picnic area, north of the creek. There's a raised walkway with handrails that leads to the entrance.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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