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Pinnacle walk and lookout

Border Ranges National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pinnacle walk and lookout.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.6km return


30 - 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills: The walk has gentle hills but becomes moderately steep in sections.

Quality of path

Formed track: The track is 1m-wide hard-packed ground along its length, with concrete steps at various points along the track. There's a fibreglass walkway with handrails at the end of the track as you approach the timber lookout platform.


Occasional steps: There are 10 concrete steps along the walk. Most are located towards the start of the track, but there are also 2 steps onto the raised walkway that leads to the lookout platform.

Other barriers

Pinch points: There's a section of the walk where the path narrows due to plants growing along the track.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Pinnacle walk is accessed via the Tweed Range Scenic drive.

    To get there:

    • Take Williams Road from Kyogle, turn into Creegan Road (which becomes Tweed Range Scenic drive)
    • Travel 23km along Tweed Range Scenic drive until you reach the Pinnacle walk

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather


    Parking is available in a gravel carpark at the start of Pinnacle walk.

    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

    Summer temperature


    18°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    8°C and 22°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    The nearest toilet and picnic facilities are located along Tweed Scenic Drive at Blackbutts and Bar Mountain picnic areas, or at Antarctic Beech, Forest Tops or Brindle Creek in the other direction.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


    Disability access level - hard

    Pinnacle walk is a 1m-wide hard-packed ground track with a lookout platform at the end. There are sections along the track where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

    • The track has 10 concrete steps. Most of the steps are at the start of the walk, but there are also 2 steps to get onto the raised walkway that leads to the lookout platform at the end of the walk.
    • Although the track is mostly gentle hills, there are points where the walk can get moderately steep.
    • There's a section where the walk narrows due to plants growing along the track.



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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