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Timbarra Trig Lookout

Country NSW

Basket Swamp National Park


Distance (kms):

1.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

36 m

Max. elevation (m):

1,195 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Moderate (Grade 4)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A beautiful lookout with expansive views across the Tenterfield region, with the opportunity to scale a boulder for the more adventurous.

This lightly trafficked walk starts either from a signed pull-off area along Woollool Woolloolni Road (for 2wd drive vehicles) or the end of the Trig Trail (for those with a 4WD). 

If starting from the main road, it is a 500m walk up the fire trail to the trailhead. Thos with a 4WD can drive to within 50m of the trig, with some parking on the turn-around.

The walk to the trig is short and relatively easy, with a small gradual incline. There are some easily accessible viewing points from below the trig, situated atop massive boulders.

Taking a left just before the steps to the trig takes you to a flat rock that requires much less scrambling to get to, however caution and care is still recommended near the exposed edges.

For the more adventurous, there is also an option to reach the top of the trig. This is relatively difficult and involves shimmying up a very tight and narrow crevasse between the two boulders. 

While this little scramble is not overly exposed or high, it could still result in a nasty fall, as you could become wedged or tilt you as you fall, so caution is required.

From the top, it is relatively exposed, with large drops and no barriers. While the views from the trig and nice, they are arguably better from the more readily accessible vantage points below.

Track: The track involves a well-maintained fire-trail, before a short well-maintained trail to the trig. The walk is well-signed and easy-to follow.

Difficulty: This walk is as difficult as you choose for it to be. The accessible viewpoints make for an easy stroll for all fitness levels, however reaching the top of the trig is more challenging. Caution and care should be taken near the exposed edges.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way you came. 

getting there

This trail starts from either from a signed pull-off area along Woollool Woolloolni Road (for 2wd drive vehicles) or the end of the Trig Trail (for those with a 4WD), 3.5 hours drive south-west of Brisbane.

This is the only 2WD accessible walk in the park, however still involves gravel roads to get through, so drive with caution.

The parking areas are small, however the walk is typically lightly trafficked.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round.

Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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