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Booyong walking track

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

The long Booyong walking track follows a historic trail through lush rainforest offering wildlife and birdwatching, in Border Ranges National Park in northern NSW.

Where
Border Ranges National Park
Distance
9km one-way
Time suggested
5 - 6hrs
Grade
Grade 3
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Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • This one way track can be undertaken from either Sheepstation Creek or Forest Tops campgrounds
  • Ensure you are equipped for the return trip or else organise a pickup from either end
  • In order to help protect the delicate balance in the rainforest, ensure you wipe off sunscreen or other creams before you go swimming; they can harm or even kill the local frog communities.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

If you love oxygen-rich rainforests, then you’ve got to try Booyong walking track from Sheepstation Creek campground or Forest Tops campground. This long walk is a perfect introduction to the lush world of Border Ranges National Park in northern NSW. Retracing the historic steps of the old loggers, you’ll pass thick forests of majestic booyong trees. Look for the birds nest ferns and lilies that grow from the old stumps; a reminder of nature’s ability to restore and reclaim.

The dense canopy makes this a great place for birdwatching, so bring your binoculars. Here, you might see the regent bowerbird or the vibrant green catbird with its mournful call. If you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Rufous Scrub-bird found only in these rainforests.

And if you’re feeling extra energetic, be sure take a detour onto the picturesque Rosewood loop.

Take a virtual tour of Booyong walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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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.

    Buy annual pass
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Moss covered trees. Photo: John Spencer