Timbarra Lookout is an outcrop of granite rocks near the southern edge of the Basket Swamp National Park. An easy 100 metre walk trail brings you to this trig point, high on the tallest rock in this outcrop. Views across farmlands and the Bruxner Highway and as far as Tenterfield can be seen from the rock, where I struggled to stand in the cold wind to pick out landmarks in the 180º vista. Tenterfield is at the far right of this panorama.
The track of 6.5 kilometres took us further east to the car park for Woollool Woolloolni, a place of Aboriginal significance. A poorly defined walk on an overgrown and poorly marked trail brought us to the sacred rocks, with a large rock at the top being a landmark visible from the Bruxner Highway.
Looking east from Woollool Woolloolni above right.
Basket Swamp National Park is reached heading north from Tenterfield on the Mount Lindesay Road. Basket Swamp drains into the Basket Swamp Creek and a four wheel drive track terminates near a series of cascades on the creek.
Standing on the top of one of the larger cascades above left.
A steep downhill walk along a fire trail gives views of this waterfall from the base, above right.
Timbarra Lookout and Woollool Woolloolni as described above are also in the Basket Swamp National Park.
Further north the National Park Boonoo Boonoo has a small campground, with the dreaded bollards, alongside the Boonoo Boonoo River near Platypus Pool.