West Rim Track

New South Wales
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For a delightful walk through pristine eucalypt forests and lush rainforest, the easy/moderate West Rim walking track offers spectacular views of dramatic gorges and waterfalls in Morton National Park, near Robertson. The nearby Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers loads of information on the local highlights, as well as delicious meals, making this walk ideal for family outings and a highlight of a car tour of the Southern Highlands. (You can also combine the East and West Rim trails for a longer walk - the West Rim track is much more scenic - and much more popular. On a public holiday it gets busy!)

Following this gently undulating track, you’ll trace the western edge of the horseshoe shaped escarpment leading to Renown lookout. With lookouts along the way, there’s plenty of opportunity to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of deep river valleys and waterfalls.

Enjoy the lush ferns and towering forest canopy of coachwood, bloodwood and lilly pilly. Look for the flowering boronia as well as the purple flowering chocolate lilies, with their distinctive scent, in the spring.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
690m
Maximum Elevation
156m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the Vistor Information Centre, FITZROY FALLS NSW. 

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Route/Trail notes

The walk is clearly signed.  You can also all speak to a staff member in the Visitor Centre.

Permits/Costs

Parking at Information Centre: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/passes-and-fees/fee-collecting-parks

Other References

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Visitor-centres/Fitzroy-Falls-Visitor-Centre

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Walking-tracks/West-Rim-walking-track

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/03/31/fitzroy-falls-east-to-west-rim/

Comments

We were down in NSW for a week and found time to do a single walk. We decided on this because it was so highly recommended. Great for waterfalls, and reasonably easy.

eiscaer on 22 Oct, 2018

Much easier to see the waterfalls when it's sunny

rob.bushman on 7 Dec, 2015

It was very cloudy, making this a very magical walk through the bush. Unfortunately the clouds blocked most of the views. I was surprised with the information centre and cafe (not many walks have facilities like this). Will definitely revisit this one.

rob.bushman on 7 Nov, 2015

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