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“Some of the best rainforest in the world”

Ranked #1,060 of 2,872 things to do in New South Wales
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The Border Ranges contains a great diversity of rainforest, including large stands of Antarctic Beech. There is a high quality road through the forest, which is suitable for normal cars but can be a bit slippery after rain (which being rainforest it is very wet here). It rains a lot in this forest, so if you are going to go on a walk which there are a number, then best to wear waterproof shoes/ boots and have a good rain jacket. Also be aware of the leeches.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We did the Tweed Range scenic drive and even with zero visibility at all lookouts it was an amazing trip. Driving through a thick rain forest, watching wild life (not too many) and do occasional short walks was terrific.
You should plan the trip well - detailed map or GPS, full tank of fuel and give the park information a call - you will get the latest road condition update.
Using 4WD car is the best option but this isn't a must - consult the park ranges regarding the road conditions but in both cases - drive very carefully and slow. This road is very dangerous!
Remember - even in sunny day the lookouts might be completely blocked with clouds and mist.

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed only for one night after a disappointing visit in highly overrated Nimbin. This campground was truly the highlight of the day! Breathtaking view over the meadow with a stunning sunset, wild and not so wild life next door with kangaroo, cows and hoses and lots of quiet time not only because of the limited amount of spots. The food at the Asian trailer at the entrance is a nice reason to skip cooking and the ensuite bathrooms a welcome luxury all for a fair price. Would stay there again.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Last Monday a friend and I drove into this national park/World Heritage area to view the caldera west of Mt Warning from the pomised lookput points apparently sited on a ridge you could drive along. While the park itself, the roads and facilities are good and the attractions of this natural wonder are magnificant, the photographic tourist map of how to access this park is not.

Do not rely on what seems to be an 'artist's rendition' of where the tourist drive will take you. Be prepared for the Park signage to be deficient, or non existent when you most need it. Make sure you have a full tank of fuel before you attempt the tourist drive, so if you are really trying to find these lookouts that promise visual riches, you can double back and drive around the various loops one more time to see it you missed anything. Shame! Would be so simple to get it right.

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Reviewed February 18, 2012

I had been wanting to visit the Border Ranges for many years and had been looking forward to doing some decent walking there but unfortunately our visit was ruined after getting attacked by leeches on the Bar Mountain circuit track. It is a nice park which takes a bit of getting to but unfortunately the leeches ruined our day - we were there in summer and after a couple of weeks of very heavy rain so it was probably just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Both my wife and I had multiple leeches on our shoes and socks and after we removed them each time more would seem to come back. I have done a fair bit of walking in NNSW & Sth East Qld and had the odd leech here and there but this was the worst I have ever seen them. We weren't really expecting this as we have hiked nearby Mt Warning on several occassions and never had a single leech.

After this experience we had had enough for the day and headed back to our accommodation to clean ourselves up. Having said all that it does seem like a very nice National Park and we would like to visit again although it will definitely be in winter next time. $7 entry fee.

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