Border Ranges National Park
An easy day trip from Murwillumbah, this 30,000 hectare National Park takes in the NSW/Queensland border and is 85 km from east to west. The park is divided into three sections: Tweed Range, central and western. The central section is accessed from Kyogle and can be used as a scenic route to Brisbane via Rathdowney and the wild western section is advisable only for well-prepared intrepid visitors, but the eastern Tweed Range section offers the easiest access and the most varied experience.
Some steep grades are NOT suitable for caravans or buses, and drivers must take care in wet weather.
The three or four day caldera rim walk is only for dedicated, fit and properly equipped walkers and covers a wide variety of tracks.
Family outings and tours for relaxation would be better served by taking the Tweed Range Scenic Drive, 64 km from park entry to exit, which has picnic and overnight camping areas in the most scenic spots.
A comfortable drive will take between four and five hours, taking frequent stops for picnics, to enjoy the breathtaking views or to take short walks, but the best way to take advantage of all this national treasure has to offer is to take it slowly, take longer walks along the tracks and longer breaks.
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