Byrrill Creek walking track
Mebbin National Park
Byrrill Creek walking track is a soothing hike in Mebbin National Park that takes you through sub-tropical rainforest and past large ancient fig trees, ideal for birdwatching.
- Mebbin National Park
- 1km return
- Time suggested
- 30 - 45min
- Grade 4
- Trip Intention Form
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- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
- Please note
- Please supervise children at all times
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
This short walk starts at Cutters Camp campground’s picnic area and passes through sub-tropical rainforest with an impressive stand of giant, ancient fig trees, all the way down to the peaceful and scenic Byrrill Creek.
Along the way, you’ll walk through three very different forest types, with a real change between each one. As you pass under the rainforest with its large fig trees, rainforest canopy, bangalow palms, and eucalypts, listen to the water gently trickling in the creek and the sounds of the diverse birds and insects that make their home here.
The walk is especially lovely and colourful in spring when the breeding plumage of many birds change colour and the walk is thick with the scent of the nectar from flowering trees and shrubs.
All year round, you can spot lace monitors and brush turkeys on the tracks. In spring and summer, keep an eye out for wrens at the creek’s edge and possibly even eastern yellow robins, pademelons, noisy pitas, logrunners, a variety of honeyeaters, doves, pigeons, and skinks.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/byrrill-creek-walking-track/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Mebbin National Park in the North Coast region
Mebbin 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 has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass.
All the practical information you need to know about Byrrill Creek walking track.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
30 - 45min
Quality of markings
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Byrrill Creek walking track is in the Cutters Camp campground precinct of Mebbin National Park. To get there from the campground:
- Walk into the south-east section of the Cutters Camp precinct (identifiable by open-sided shelter shed).
- Locate the track entrance sign on the eastern fringe of the maintained area and proceed safely along the walking track
- Return to the campground via the same walking track
Parking is available nearby at the campground. Please note park user fees apply.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mebbin National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Early spring is typically the driest time of year and sunny weather prevails, so this is a great time for visiting the park and enjoying active adventures, such as mountain biking, walking and horse riding along the trails.
The park is still very pleasant on even the hottest summer days, particularly when enjoyed from a shady spot. Cool off in Byrrill Creek and enjoy a picnic under the eucalypt trees.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
22°C and 32°C
8°C and 22°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- Firewood may not be collected from the park, so you'll need to bring your own
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
Byrrill Creek walking track is in Mebbin National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A significant World Heritage site
The park provides an important linkage between the World Heritage-listed Border Ranges and Wollumbin National Park. As such, it protects an important conservation area and a particularly beautiful part of the Tweed landscape.
A unique volcanic landscape
The park is a special part of the unique Tweed Caldera volcanic landscape, which encompasses some of the eroded remains of Mount Warning Shield Volcano. The mixture of volcanic soils and high rainfall has resulted in a rich variety of vegetation.
Forestry history and heritage
Historically, the area has been closely associated with the forestry industry and this is reflected by the presence of an old forestry residence, which has now been converted to a galley for campers at Cutters Camp campground. Within the park, you'll also see former plantations of native and non-native timbers.
Rare and threatened species
Mebbin National Park is home to many threatened species of animals and plants. Threatened plant species include green-leaved rose walnut, onion cedar, and brush sophora. Animals you should keep a close eye out for include the golden-eyed barred frog, Stephen's banded snake, powerful owl, yellow-bellied glider, king parrots and red-winged black cockatoos.
- Byrrill Creek walking track Byrrill Creek walking track is a soothing hike in Mebbin National Park that takes you through sub-tropical rainforest and past large ancient fig trees, ideal for birdwatching.