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Booyong walking track is a 9km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Border Ranges National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.
If you love oxygen-rich rainforests, then you’ve got to try Booyong walking track from Sheepstation Creek campground or Forest Tops campground. This long walk is a perfect introduction to the lush world of Border Ranges National Park in northern NSW. Retracing the historic steps of the old loggers, you’ll pass thick forests of majestic booyong trees. Look for the birds nest ferns and lilies that grow from the old stumps; a reminder of nature’s ability to restore and reclaim.
The dense canopy makes this a great place for birdwatching, so bring your binoculars. Here, you might see the regent bowerbird or the vibrant green catbird with its mournful call. If you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of the black-breasted button-quail, only found in this area.
And if you’re feeling extra energetic, be sure take a detour onto the picturesque Rosewood loop.
Take a virtual tour of Booyong walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the Region
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.
Booyong walking track is in the Sheepstation Creek precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:From Lismore, head north-west and follow signs to Kyogle for approximately 40km.From Kyogle, follow the Murwillumbah road for 30km north to Barkers Vale.Enter the eastern precinct of the park along the Tweed Range Scenic DriveFollow the signs to Sheepstation Creek or Forest Tops campgrounds Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Booyong walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at either Sheepstation Creek campground or Forest Tops campground.
This one way track can be undertaken from either Sheepstation Creek or Forest Tops campgrounds
Ensure you are equipped for the return trip or else organise a pickup from either end
In order to help protect the delicate balance in the rainforest, ensure you wipe off sunscreen or other creams before you go swimming; they can harm or even kill the local frog communities.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.