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Brindle Creek picnic area

Border Ranges National Park

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Visitor info

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

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available 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.

Autumn

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.

Spring

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.

Summer

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.

Winter

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

Average

18°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

42.9°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 22°C

Lowest recorded

-0.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

321mm

Facilities

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

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Some assistance may be required

  • There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Brindle Creek picnic area

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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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Brindle Creek runs through rainforest in Border Ranges National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE