Bushpeople’s Guide to Bushwalking in South-East Queensland
Second Edition 1991 (ISBN 0 646 03753 6) (out of print)
The Border Ranges And Environs
While the areas discussed in this chapter are located in New South Wales, most lie along the Queensland border and within the Scenic Rim. These areas are now known as the Border Ranges National Park, although previously they were the subjects of one of the longest running conservation battles in New South Wales.
For descriptive purposes the region can be readily considered as two major subregions - the eastern Tweed Range area (formerly called Wiangaree) and the western Levers Plateau area. A brief description of Mt Warning is also included in this chapter, although this peak lies some kilometres south-west of Murwillumbah and well to the east of the Border Ranges.
The Tweed Range area has been developed with a scenic drive, graded tracks and picnic and camping areas. It is mainly suited to base camping and track walks, although a couple of good off-track walks are possible. In contrast, Levers Plateau is undeveloped and mainly provides throughwalking opportunities. Levers Plateau has not received the intensive bushwalking exploration that has occurred over many years in other parts of the Scenic Rim, so it is likely that more bushwalking opportunities will be discovered here in future years.
Bushwalking Conditions and Hazards
General Walking Conditions are similar throughout the eastern Scenic Rim, so to save repetition, comprehensive information which can be applied to this entire region is provided in Chapter 11 (Lamington National Park). The following notes emphasise the most important points as well as features of special significance to the Border Ranges, but it is recommended that anyone considering off-track walking in