Border Ranges National Park

Camping

Note: due to a firewood shortage, campers are advised to bring their own firewood.

Campgrounds

Forest Tops campground (10 sites)

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic tables are suitable for wheelchair access
  • The ground is generally level

Forest Tops camping area, Border Ranges National Park (Image: L Walker/OEH)Forest Tops campground is fairly secluded and a great spot to pitch your tent for the weekend if you’re travelling light.

At Forest Tops, you’ll be completely immersed in World Heritage-listed rainforest. It’s a good idea to arrive when it is still light and, once you’ve set up camp, start on a hot cuppa. While you’re waiting for your billy to boil, work out tomorrow’s adventure. Try a short trip along Booyong walking track or walk the entire track – it finishes at Sheepstation Creek campground.

You’ll have all the barbecue facilities you need to cook up a rainforest feast. After a tasty meal, you can relax under the starry night sky and look forward to another day of exploring Border Rangers National Park.

Activities: walking, picnicking, playing and socialising, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Forest Tops map

Getting there: Forest Tops campground is located just off the Tweed Range Scenic drive, about 10km from the western edge of the park. From Simes Road, drive 10km along Wangaree Forest Road until you reach the campground.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point, gas/electric barbecues (free)

Water supply: Water is unsuitable for drinking.

Contact: Kyogle, Phone: 02 6632 0000

Sheepstation Creek campground (40 sites)

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area

  • Picnic and toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible

Sheepstation Creek camping area in Border Ranges National Park (Image: S King/DECCW)The popular Sheepstation Creek is an ideal spot to relax and recharge among World Heritage-listed rainforest.

There’s plenty of room to set up your campsite; so it’s the perfect choice if you’re travelling in a large group with kids who like lots of space to run around or on a driving tour with a caravan or motor home. Don’t forget to bring your own firewood so you can cook up a camp dinner and relax by the fire.

Be sure to walk one of the three tracks that leave from the campground – the easy Palm Forest walk is a great one for children while the Rosewood loop and the Booyong loop are longer day walks.

The popular Sheepstation Creek is an ideal spot to relax and recharge among World Heritage-listed rainforest.

There’s plenty of room to set up your campsite; so it’s the perfect choice if you’re travelling in a large group, with kids who like lots of space to run around or on a driving tour with a caravan or motorhome. Don’t forget to bring your own firewood so you can cook up a camp dinner and relax by the fire.

Be sure to walk one of the three tracks that leave from the camground – the easy Palm Forest walk is a great one for children and the Rosewood Loop and the Booyong Loop are longer day walks.

Activities: walking, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Location:  shown on Forest Tops map

Getting there: Sheepstation Creek campground is just off Tweed Range Scenic Drive in the Sheepstation Creek precinct of Border Ranges National Park. To get there:

  • From Lismore, head north-west and follow signs to Kyogle for approximately 40km.
  • From Kyogle, follow Murwillumbah Road for 30km north to Barkers Vale.
  • Enter the eastern precinct of the park along Tweed Range Scenic Drive
  • Follow the signs to Sheepstation Creek campground

Access roads and campsites beyond the campground are not suitable for caravans, and caravans and buses must not enter the park via the eastern or Lillian Rock entry.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, trackhead/access point, gas/electric barbecues (free)

Water supply: Water is unsuitable for drinking.

Contact: Kyogle, Phone: 02 6632 0000

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