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Red Cedar loop

Border Ranges National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Red Cedar loop.

Track grading

Grade 2

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  • Time

    20 - 40min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    0.75km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Red Cedar loop is in the eastern precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:

  • Travel north from Kyogle along Summerland Way for 14km until you reach Wiangaree
  • At Wiangaree turn right onto Lynches Creek Road and travel east for 12km to Forest Road
  • Turn right onto Forest Road and continue 4.5km to Border Ranges park boundary
  • Continue on Tweed Range Scenic Drive for 6.5km to Brindle Road, which is clearly signposted on the left.
  • Travel nearly 2km along Brindle Creek Road to Brindle Creek carpark

Buses (no more than 22 passengers) and trailers over 7m are not permitted on Tweed Range Scenic Drive.

Parking

Parking is available at Brindle Creek where the walk begins.

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

  • Toilets are located at Brindle Creek
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

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.

Red Cedar loop

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