TRAVEL PLAN­NER

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WHERE The Bor­der Ranges Na­tional Park is sit­u­ated on the Queens­land/nsw bor­der, just 150km south of Bris­bane. Ac­cess is from Kyo­gle in the west or near Mur­willum­bah in the east. The Kyo­gle loop is ap­prox­i­mately 90km long.

CAMP­ING All the camp­sites have good ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing pit toi­lets, bar­be­cues (bring your own wood), water for wash­ing and clean­ing, and in­for­ma­tion boards. Car­a­vans and trail­ers are not per­mit­ted from the eastern end or past Sheep Sta­tion Creek camp­ing area. For­est Tops camp­ing area is walk-in only.

SUP­PLIES AND FA­CIL­I­TIES The near­est ma­jor town is Kyo­gle, which is a friendly coun­try town with sev­eral fuel stops, me­chan­i­cal ser­vices, plenty of shops, a local car­a­van park and an in­for­ma­tion cen­tre. Phone ser­vice is limited in this park, so it pays to be self-suf­fi­cient. Ice, bread and milk can be bought at the one-shop town of Wian­ga­ree.

TRIP STAN­DARD 4WD is es­sen­tial, as the road rises and falls 1000 me­tres over sev­eral steep kilo­me­tres. All-ter­rain tyres are highly rec­om­mended, as the weather can change dra­mat­i­cally and quickly make the road con­di­tions un­pre­dictable. In se­vere weather all gates are locked to pre­vent en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age, and as a safety mea­sure.

MAPS AND GUIDES The Hema Maps North East Re­gion map is easy to fol­low. The Gre­vil­lea, Brays Creek, Tyal­gum and Nim­bin local topo maps are also help­ful. How­ever, these maps aren’t a ne­ces­sity as the drive is well sign­posted. All the roads trav­elled on this trip can also be lo­cated on most GPS sys­tems.

CON­TACTS AND IN­FOR­MA­TION KYO­GLE TOURIST INFO OF­FICE Ph: (02) 6632 2700 Web­site: www.vis­itkyo­gle.com.au

You will need to pay the stan­dard na­tional parks camp­ing fee and have a vis­i­tor pass. Ex­pect to pay $7 per ve­hi­cle per day. At each camp­ing site you will need to pay $6 per adult and $3.50 per child per night. Passes can be bought on­line, or there are fa­cil­i­ties at each en­trance and at the camp­ing ar­eas. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion can be found at: www.en­vi­ron­ment.nsw.gov.au.

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