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Brindle Creek walking track is a 6km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Border Ranges National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.
If you love waterfalls and ancient rainforest, then you can’t go past Brindle Creek walking track in the high country of Border Ranges National Park. Following the creek line, this medium walk passes through unspoilt wilderness from Brindle Creek picnic area to Antarctic beech picnic area in the north-east of Border Ranges National Park, near Kyogle.
Passing the turn off to Helmholtzia loop, you’ll think you stumbled into a timeless rainforest wonderland. Here you’ll see huge hoop pines and massive ancient Antarctic beech trees whose trunks grow thick and hairy with lichens and fragrant ferns. Keep your eye out for the huge helmholtzia lillies that thrive in the damp moist air. This high mountain plateau is a cloud factory all year round and you could be enveloped in mist even in the middle of summer.
Unpack a picnic beside picturesque Evans Falls where the swimming hole below the waterfall is ideal for a dip. Further along at Selva Falls, clean mountain water cascades over large moss-covered boulders.
Take a virtual tour of Brindle Creek 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.
Brindle Creek walking track is in the Sheepstation Creek precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:From Lismore, head north-west and follow the signs to Kyogle for approximately 40km.From Kyogle, follow Murwillumbah Road for 30km north to Barkers Vale.Enter the eastern precinct of the park along Tweed Range Scenic DriveFollow the signs to Forest Tops campground and take the Brindle Creek turn-offIt’s about 2km to Brindle Creek picnic area, where the track starts. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Brindle Creek walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Brindle Creek picnic area.
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.