Tweed Range

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Tweed Valley Rim.JPG
The Forested eastern slopes in the Tweed Valley
Highest point
Peak Bar Mountain
Elevation 1,130 m (3,710 ft)
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Northern Rivers
Range coordinates 28°25′S 153°10′E / 28.42°S 153.17°E / -28.42; 153.17Coordinates: 28°25′S 153°10′E / 28.42°S 153.17°E / -28.42; 153.17

The Tweed Range is the western extension of the Tweed Volcano caldera rim in northern New South Wales, Australia. The range marks the southern extent of the Scenic Rim. The Bar Mountain massif is the highest point on the range, rising to 1,130 m (3,710 ft) above sea level.[1] To the west lies McPherson Range and Levers Plateau, in the north is the Lamington Plateau with the Nightcap Range extending around the southern parts of the caldera rim, south east of the Tweed Range.

Most of the range is covered by rainforest and protected within the Border Ranges National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and Mebbin State Forest. The 64 km (40 mi) long Tweed Range Scenic Drive is a road through the park and along the range that provides access to lookouts over the Tweed Valley, including The Pinnacle Lookout and Blackbutts Lookout.

In the east, the catchments of Byril Creek, Oxley River and Rous River, tributaries of the Tweed River drain the steep valley slopes. In the west, a series of creeks, among them Brindle Creek, flow into the Richmond River.

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  1. ^ NSW Northern Rivers & South-East Queensland (Map) (2 ed.). 1 : 550,000. Cartography by Auslig. NRMA. 1998. Ballina to Tweed Heads inset.