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Border walk

Bald Rock National Park

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The Border walk takes you from the Bald Rock picnic area to the NSW/Queensland border. Heading north, you’ll be rewarded with views from the lookout over Bald Rock.

13km loop
Time suggested
5 - 6hrs
Grade 3
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Personal Locator Beacon

Hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for free at the Tenterfield office.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited reception in this park

Beginning at the northern end of the Bald Rock picnic area, Border walk passes through creeks and swamp, rising above attractive woodlands.

When you reach the northern extent of the walk, take time to rest at the viewing site that offers a fine profile of Bald Rock.

If you walk quietly at dawn or dusk you may see grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies. If you're in the campground at night, and with a good torch, you might also see possums and gliders. In spring, boronia, banksia, grevillea and a profusion of other wildflowers brighten the woodlands of this granite country. The best time of year to visit would have to be late July, with golden wattle trees blooming.

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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  • in Bald Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock 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. Please bring the correct change.

    Buy annual pass
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