Border Loop walk
Border Ranges National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Border Loop walk.
Grade 2Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
15 - 45min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Quality of path
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Border Loop walk starts at Border Loop lookout and picnic area, near Cougal.
From NSW: Turn off Summerland Way onto Gradys Creek Road and drive for 19km until you reach the Border Loop lookout and picnic area carpark.
From QLD: Turn off the Mount Lindesay Highway at Rathdowney into Running Creek Road. Travel 35km until you reach the Border Loop lookout and picnic area carpark.
Parking is available at Border loop lookout
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
18°C and 30°C
8°C and 22°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Toilet and picnic facilities are available at Border Loop picnic area, where this walk begins.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
This walking track is not wheelchair-accessible but Border loop lookout and picnic area, can be accessed by wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility, along a paved path. Some assistance may be required to access the raised lookout platform at the end of the path.
- Kyogle office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6632 0000
- 136 Summerland Way, Kyogle NSW 2474
- 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