Palm Forest walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Sheepstation Creek Rd, Border Ranges

  • End: Sheepstation Creek Rd, Border Ranges

  • Location: Border Ranges National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 772 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -28.4088847199999

  • Longitude: 153.024903566667

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Palm Forest walking track is a 1km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Border Ranges National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Summary

An easy walk through the subtropical rainforest near Sheepstation Creek campground, Palm Forest walking track follows a historic old logging track into the heart of the lush wilderness of Border Ranges National Park. The short track leads through forests of bangalow and piccabeen palms where you’ll feel the cool calm of the rainforest descend. The towering brush box in the tall forests that you’ll enter, are estimated to be hundreds of years old. If you’re into birdwatching, watch for the brightly coloured wompoo fruit-dove or the bell birds with their distinct call.
Passing booyong and strangler figs, you’ll hear the soothing tinkering of water before arriving at the picturesque Brushbox Falls. Be sure to look for the historic moss-covered carvings, on a sandstone rockface to the north of the creek, where cedar getters carved their names. If the waters are high enough, you can have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters and soak in the tranquility.
Take a virtual tour of Palm Forest 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.

Getting There

Palm Forest 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 40kmFrom Kyogle, follow the Murwillumbah road for 30km north to Barkers ValeEnter the eastern precinct of the park along the Tweed Range Scenic DriveFollow the signs to Sheepstation Creek campground Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Palm Forest walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Sheepstation Creek campground.

Tips

In order to help protect the delicate balance in the rainforest, ensure you wipe off sunscreen or other chemical creams before you go swimming, they can harm or even kill the local frog communities.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.


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.