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Border loop walk is a 1.5km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in the Border Ranges National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Take a break from touring the Tweed Range scenic drive and stop in at Border loop.
The circuit track leaves from Border loop lookout and picnic area, taking you on a short walk through a canopy of World Heritage-listed rainforest. This forest supports a population of koalas, so make sure you look high into the canopy for a glimpse of an Australian icon. If you’re interested in finding out more about the ancient rainforest plants, be sure to check out the track-side signs as you walk.
When you come to the end of the track, spend some time taking in views of Gradys Creek valley and the historic Border loop railway line that tunnels through the McPherson range from Border loop lookout. It’s a great place for a barbecue or picnic lunch.
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.
To Border Loop picnic area. Border Loop walk starts at Border loop lookout, near Cougal.From NSW: Turn off Summerland Way onto Gradys Creek Road and drive for 19km until you reach the Border loop lookout.From QLD: Turn off the Mount Lindesay Highway at Rathdowney into Running Creek Road. Travel 35km until you reach the Border Loop lookout. Park entry points Border Loop picnic area See on map Parking Parking is available at Border loop lookout
You’ll find picnic and barbecue facilities at Border loop lookout where the walk commences
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.