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Falcorostrum loop walking track winds its way through one of the largest stands of beech in Border Ranges National Park.
The best place to see ancient Antarctic beech trees is at the highest accessible point of the park. It is at the same elevation as the summit of Wollumbin/Mount Warning. Some of these trees may even be 2,000 years old, with falcorostrum orchids clinging to their trunks and branches. This is the only place these orchids are found.
The cool temperate rainforest this track takes you through is one of only a few pockets in the park. Albert's lyrebird is common to this area and can be seen scratching through leaf litter amidst the beech. Bring along your binoculars for a closer look. You're most likely to spot one in the early morning or on an overcast day. Listen out for lyrebird display songs which could either be their own or the mimicked sounds of other species.
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.
Falcorostrum loop walking track is in the eastern precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:From Murwillumbah:Travel southwest on Kyogle Road to Lillian Rock then turn right onto Williams RoadTravel along Williams Road for 2.5km then Creegans Road for 6km until you reach the park boundaryFrom the boundary continue 7.5km along Tweed Range Scenic Drive to Bar Mountain picnic areaFrom Kyogle: Travel north along Summerland Way for 14km until you reach WiangareeTurn right at Wiangaree into Lynches Creek Road and travel east for 12km to Forest RoadTurn right into Forest Road and continue 4.5km to the park boundaryFrom the boundary continue on Tweed Range Scenic Drive for 25km to Bar Mountain picnic area Parking Parking is available at Bar Mountain picnic area and access to the trailhead is nearby.
It's a good idea to fill your fuel tank before heading out to the park as the closest service stations are Kyogle, Woodenbong, Nimbin and Rathdowney.
The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
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.