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Red Cedar loop

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Red Cedar loop, in Border Ranges National Park, is a short easy rainforest walk leading to a giant red cedar tree. There are birdwatching opportunities along the way.

Where
Border Ranges National Park
Distance
0.75km loop
Time suggested
20 - 40min
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to fill your fuel tank before heading out to the park as the closest service stations are Kyogle, Woodenbong, Nimbin and Rathdowney.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Go for a wander in the bush through Red Cedar loop and be rewarded with a grand finale. The scenic walking track leads you to the foot of a 48m red cedar tree. It’s a sight to behold and possibly 1000 years old. Look for epiphytes growing on the bark, such as bird’s nest fern, orchid and staghorn.

Cedars often grow close to creek lines, which made them easy pickings for the early European settlers who used flooded creeks and rivers to float the logs down to waiting ships and saw mills. This particular one was lucky enough to not be too close to the water’s edge.

Enjoy bushwalking along the short and easy track with friends, family or take some time out alone to fully appreciate your surroundings. If Red Cedar loop whets your appetite for more walking then stretch your legs a little further to nearby Helmholtzia loop.

Take a virtual tour of Red Ceder loop captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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.

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.

    Buy annual pass
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Red Cedar loop, Border Ranges National Park. Photo: John Spencer