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.