Brindle Creek Walking Track

Border Ranges National Park

A beautiful walk starting at Brindle Creek Picnic Area, Border Ranges National Park. Stunning rainforest with well maintained track. Numerous easy creek crossing and a waterfall with large boulders you can sit on for a relaxing lunch break mid walk. The track is moderate (easy in many places).

If you love waterfalls and ancient rainforest, then you can’t go past Brindle Creek walking track in the high country of Border Ranges National Park. Following the creek line, this medium walk passes through unspoilt wilderness from Brindle Creek picnic area to Antarctic beech picnic area in the north-east of Border Ranges National Park, near Kyogle.

Passing the turn off to Helmholtzia loop, you’ll think you stumbled into a timeless rainforest wonderland. Here you’ll see huge hoop pines and massive ancient Antarctic beech trees whose trunks grow thick and hairy with lichens and fragrant ferns. Keep your eye out for the huge helmholtzia lillies that thrive in the damp moist air. This high mountain plateau is a cloud factory all year round and you could be enveloped in mist even in the middle of summer.

Unpack a picnic beside picturesque Evans Falls where the swimming hole below the waterfall is ideal for a dip. Further along at Selva Falls, clean mountain water cascades over large moss-covered boulders.

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Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk? Drive to Brindle Creek Picnic Area which is within the Border Ranges National Park and past Forest Tops campground.  The road is very well signposted and suitable for 2WD in dry weather


Which maps cover the area? Basic maps available at Kyogle information centre. Topgraphic map is BRAYS CREEK 9541-3S Third Edition available at Kyogle Information Centre.

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

From Brindle Creek picnic area follow the trail along Brindle Creek past Evans and Selva Falls until the signed turn off to Antarctic Beech picnic area where the trail leaves the creek and climbs to the picnic area. Here is the common turn around point unless a car shuffle has been organised with a car left at Antarctic Beech picnic area or if you are continueing off trail to Swanson Falls.

Trail can also be started from Antarctic Beech picnic area using the link trail down to the creek and then doing the trail in reverse.


Do you need any permits? What's the cost? Daily vehicle NSW National Park entry fee of $8.00 (as of May 2016)

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?




Went there yesterday, both falls are stunning. Uploaded my GPX track as well

ovel on 13 May, 2023

Beautiful, but hot and steamy on this weekend.

Pi on 28 Jan, 2023

Selva Falls were stunning got caught in a downpour on the way back.

Lahs on 17 Dec, 2021

My 5,6 & 8 year old kids did this hike with me.

Jesse on 25 Apr, 2019

Great walk. Selva Falls were the highlight. Had two large fallen trees blocking the way at both ends but was easy to find the trail again.

lvxxv on 11 Sep, 2016


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