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Red Cedar loop

Border Ranges National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track


0.75km loop


20 - 40min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required



Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is 1m-wide and hard-packed ground along its length, with a short section that's a fibre-reinforced polymer mesh walkway.


Occasional steps: Part of the walk is a raised walkway, built to protect important frog habitat. There's a step onto and off this walkway.

Other barriers

Pinch points: There may be points where the track narrows due to tree roots, rocks and vegetation.

Other barriers: There are points along the walk where you'll need to step over or around buttress tree roots on the track.

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.

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


Parking is available in a gravel carpark 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.


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



  • Accessible toilets are located at Brindle Creek picnic area, where this walk starts.
  • Drinking water is 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 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).

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.


Disability access level - medium

Red Cedar loop is a 1m-wide hard-packed ground track that's flat and mostly step-free.

There are some sections of the walk where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • Part of the track becomes a raised fibre-reinforced polymer mesh walkway. There's a step from the main track onto and off this walkway.
  • There are points along the walk where you'll need to step over or around buttress tree roots that protrude onto the track.
  • There are also sections where the track narrows due to rocks and vegetation
  • The carpark is hard-packed gravel

There's an accessible toilet at Brindle Creek picnic area, where this walk begins. It has a 1.2m-wide elevated walkway leading up to the entrance.



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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