Helmholtzia loop walking track takes you on a short, easy walk through a beautiful section of Border Ranges National Park. It takes you across pristine Brindle Creek on low bridges and into World Heritage rainforest.
The name of this track comes from the helmholtzia plant that grows in the area. Also referred to as the stream lily, this rare plant is found only in the rainforest of north-east NSW and south-east Queensland. Helmholtzia are large strap-leafed plants which require a reliable water supply and are usually found along the banks of creeks and in gullies.
Helmholtzia loop walking track is also home to hoop pines, stands of Antarctic beech and abundant epiphytes – a plant that grows on another without being a parasite, while sourcing moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and nearby debris.
Be sure to bring your binoculars along for a spot of birdwatching and keep your eyes and ears out for some endangered frog species including Fleay’s barred frog and pouched frog.