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Helmholtzia loop walking track takes you on a short, easy walk through a beautiful section of Border Ranges National Park. It takes you across pristine Brindle Creek on low bridges and into World Heritage rainforest.
The name of this track comes from the helmholtzia plant that grows in the area. Also referred to as the stream lily, this rare plant is found only in the rainforest of north-east NSW and south-east Queensland. Helmholtzia are large strap-leafed plants which require a reliable water supply and are usually found along the banks of creeks and in gullies.
Helmholtzia loop walking track is also home to hoop pines, stands of Antarctic beech and abundant epiphytes - a plant that grows on another without being a parasite, while sourcing moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and nearby debris.
Be sure to bring your binoculars along for a spot of birdwatching and keep your eyes and ears out for some endangered frog species including Fleay's barred frog and pouched frog.
Take a virtual tour of Helmholtzia loop 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.
Helmholtzia loop walking track is in the eastern precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:From Murwillumbah:Travel south-west on Kyogle Road to Lillian Rock, then turn right onto Williams Road.Travel along Williams Road for 2.5km, then Creegans Road for 6km, until you reach the park boundary.From the boundary, continue 26km along Tweed Range Scenic Drive to Brindle Creek Road intersection, then turn right.Travel 2km to Brindle Creek carparkFrom 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 onto Forest Road and continue 4.5km to the park boundaryFrom the boundary, continue on Tweed Range Scenic Drive for 6.5km and then turn left onto Bridle Creek Road.Travel 2km to Brindle Creek carpark Parking Parking is available at Brindle Creek carpark.
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.