The Border Ranges National Park is situated on the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Spanning over 31,000 hectares, the park encompasses a diverse range of landscapes, from ancient rainforests to rugged mountain ranges. Here, you can immerse yourself in nature's embrace, capturing the essence of untouched wilderness.
Camping and hiking in the Border Ranges is an immersive experience you won't forget. The Border Ranges National Park offers several camping grounds and hiking trails. We stayed at Sheepstation Creek campground which we'd highly recommend. All the camping spots have been recently renovated and its location is close to many walking and bike trails.
Mount Warning is a short distance from Border Ranges National Park stands the iconic Mount Warning, also known as Wollumbin. As the first place in mainland Australia to witness the sunrise each day, it holds immense cultural significance to the local Aboriginal people. Embarking on the Mount Warning Summit Walk, a 9-kilometer return trek, rewards hikers with awe-inspiring panoramic views from the summit. As the sun rises, watch as the landscape is bathed in golden hues, creating a truly magical experience. Be sure to check whether the route is open. As of writing this, the hike is currently closed.
The twin peaks of Mount Cougal dominate the landscape and can be clearly viewed from 'Best of All Lookout'. If you're looking for a challenge, try the Mount Cougal Circuit, a 7-kilometer hike that takes you through a lush rainforest, passing by rock pools, creeks, and cascading waterfalls.