Brushbox Falls Lookout

Border Ranges National Park

Also known as the Palm Forest Walking Track.

Brushbox Falls lookout can be reached via an easy walk along Palm Forest walking track from Sheepstation Creek campground, and is a great spot for families as well as larger groups of children. Tall brushbox and dainty Christmas orchids are dotted along the mostly downhill walk, with strangler figs and Bangalow palms adding to the charming scenery. Bring along your binoculars for birdwatching, as this World Heritage-listed park is teeming with birdlife. Keep a look out for green catbirds, paradise riflebirds, rose-crowned fruit-doves and wompoo fruit-doves. Brushbox Falls is particularly impressive during the wet season in late summer, or after heavy rains at any time of year.

An easy walk through the subtropical rainforest near Sheepstation Creek campground, Palm Forest walking track follows a historic old logging track into the heart of the lush wilderness of Border Ranges National Park. The short track leads through forests of bangalow and piccabeen palms where you’ll feel the cool calm of the rainforest descend. The towering brush box in the tall forests that you’ll enter, are estimated to be hundreds of years old. If you’re into birdwatching, watch for the brightly coloured wompoo fruit-dove or the bell birds with their distinct call.

Passing booyong and strangler figs, you’ll hear the soothing tinkering of water before arriving at the picturesque Brushbox Falls lookout. Be sure to look for the historic moss-covered carvings, on a sandstone rockface to the north of the creek, where cedar getters carved their names. If the waters are high enough, you can have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters and soak in the tranquility.

Behind the old sign for Brushbox falls a short side trail descends to the base of the falls. Whereas the lookout from above is situated around a short loop at the far end of the walk before heading back the way you came to Sheepstation Creek Campground.

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Getting there:

To get there, follow Palm Forest walking track from Sheepstation Creek campground for 1km.

Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather


At Sheepstation Creek.

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Lots of water rushing down the creek and falls, a bit murky after the rain.

Wanderlust on 6 May, 2024

Short but lovely walk

Nessie Moore on 9 Jan, 2020

We walked to the Brushbox Falls from Forest Tops, and included the Rosewood Loop, making this a 19.5km walk. It took us seven hours. The waterfall was really beautiful.

Ian and Sue on 11 Jan, 2017

Nice walk

Ian and Sue on 31 Dec, 2006


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