Palm Forest walking track
Border Ranges National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Palm Forest walking track.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
30min - 1hr
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Getting there and parking
Palm Forest walking track 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 the 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 Sheepstation Creek campground
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Palm Forest walking track can become boggy when it rains.
Parking is available at Sheepstation Creek campground.
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
Toilets and picnic facilities are available at the nearby Sheepstation Creek campground.
Maps and downloads
- 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