Booyong Walking Track
Bundjalung Country

2 h 45 min to 4 h
1 h 30 min to 2 h 15 min

8 km
oneway

↑ 182 m
↓ -702 m

Moderate track
Linking Forest Tops and Sheepstation Creek campgrounds this walk leads you through Border Ranges National Park. You will walk through the dense rainforest forests of majestic Booyong trees, memorable for their characteristic buttresses. A great way to stretch your legs in the area. There are a series of short tracks down to the creek and many cascades and small waterfalls to enjoy along the way. You can allow extra time if you prefer to return the same way rather then deal with car shuttle. Let us begin by acknowledging the Bundjalung people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-28.3879719,153.0640113)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Summerland Way, B91
  • Turn on to Gradys Creek Road then drive for 11.2 km
  • Turn right onto Simes Road and drive for another 3.2 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Forest Road and drive for another 10.5 km
Finish (-28.4128077,153.0230891)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Forest Tops campground on Tweed Rangers Scenic Dr, walk to the back of the campground to find the large \'Booyong Walking Track\' signpost (with map) and start by following the clear track into the forest.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Forest Tops Campground at the start.
After another 490 m continue straight.
After another 5.4 km cross the bridge (about 9 m long)
The starting point of an alternate route. Alternate route via picturesque Rosewood loop. To take the alternate route turn right here. Details below.
After another 8 m continue straight.
After another 80 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
The alternate route finishes here. Turn right to rejoin the main route at the 6.2 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 240 m continue straight.
After another 185 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 800 m continue straight.
After another 105 m come to the "Brushbox Falls Lookout" (40 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the "Brushbox Falls" (25 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 120 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 40 m cross the bridge (about 6 m long)
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
Then head up the 17 stone steps (about 5 m long)
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 35 m turn left.
After another 25 m veer left.
After another 410 m come to a toilet.
About 60 m past the end is a toilet.
About 45 m past the end is a sign.
About 50 m past the end is "Sheepstation Creek Campground".
About 50 m past the end is a BBQ.
About 140 m past the end is a water tap.
The end.

Alternate route via picturesque Rosewood loop.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 570 m cross the ford.
After another 295 m cross the ford.
After another 610 m cross the ford.
After another 170 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 270 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Booyong Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 8 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.7 km apart with the largest gap of 8 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.7 km apart with the largest gap of 8.1 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
45 mForest Tops Campground
Toilet
8.1 km[toilet]
Camp site
8.1 kmSheepstation Creek Campground
Toilet
8.1 km[toilet]
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