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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

Grade 2

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    0.6km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

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

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available 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.

    Autumn

    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.

    Spring

    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.

    Summer

    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.

    Winter

    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

    Average

    18°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    42.9°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 22°C

    Lowest recorded

    -0.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    321mm

    Facilities

    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 + 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).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Pinnacle walk and lookout

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    Park info

    • 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.

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    A man carrying Google Trekker equipment at Pinnacle lookout in Border Ranges National Park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE