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Rosewood loop

Border Ranges National Park

Overview

Rosewood loop is a medium extension to the easy Palm Forest walk through lush rainforest, and is a lovely spot for a picnic and swim in Border Ranges National Park near Queensland.

Where
Border Ranges National Park
Distance
6km loop
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Sunscreen, drinking water, hat
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Rosewood loop is a beautiful walk through some of the most stunning and diverse rainforest in the Border Ranges National Park. This easy walk offers the chance to see some of the oldest trees that are protected in this park.

Start your walk from Sheepstation Creek campground and head north along Palm Forest walking track and Booyong walking track. You’ll pass dense patches of new foliage before reaching a pretty mountain creek where water trickles or cascades over mossy rocks, depending on the rain. You may not be able to resist a break for a paddle in the crystal clear waters and a picnic.

Around 2km after the creek keep a look out for signs for the Rosewood loop. Along the way, mature rosewood and white beech with imposing buttress roots are an impressive sight. These massive trees often house sugar gliders and powerful owls in the hollows and branches. For an extra challenge, take the Booyong walking track north to the Forest Tops campground.

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

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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  • 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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Close up view of a cascading water in a rainforest creek, Border Ranges National Park. Photo credit: Branden Bodman © Branden Bodman