The track to Python Rock has even grades, suitable for older people and young children. The booyongs and figs near the West Cliff turn off are impressive as are the large New England Blackbutt as you enter the open forest for the first time. The view from Python Rock overlooks Castle Crag to the Lost World with Mount Throakban on the left and Moran's Falls. You can proceed up the hill from the lookout on a tough track and turn left for West Cliff.

Bird Watching
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

The Python Rock track starts on the road, 800m before the National Park Information Centre at Green Mountains.

Route/Trail notes

The track is well marked and fully maintained. It passes through both rainforest and open eucalypt forest.

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.


Nice easy walk with a beautiful view.

Jayne Budai on 13 Jan, 2022

Nice view from this walk.

The official map says wheelchair accessible - I'm not an expert but I'd say not really...maybe a pram.

bronwenz on 3 Oct, 2021

Nice views of castle crag and Razorback mountain. Pretty rainforest walk.

Sue H on 18 Feb, 2021

Nice easy walk to a spectacular look out. Ideal for children to do this walk. Easy to follow, seats along the way. I walked down from the Oriellys camping area following the path along the roadline. There is a parking area nearby though if not staying at Oreillys. Nice and shady throughout. The lookout has seating. Very exposed but to be expected with its location and those views are amazing. Great short walk

Janelle on 23 Oct, 2020

Lovely short walk with an excellent lookout at the end with great veiws

Bribie 61 on 19 Jul, 2020

Did this before Moran's Falls for sunset. I'd recommend taking the detour. This walk has quite a lot of information about the trees along the walk, when you get to a big hollowed out tree near the end of the walk, the track hairpins to the left (I didn't see it and followed what I thought was the track in the opposite direction initially.

Pete on 27 Mar, 2020

Completed after Moran falls. Easy to do both subsequently. Both have great views and can do the pair in about 2/3 hours. This was the easier of the two. Recommend highly!

RobDogRoast on 15 Feb, 2020

Quite a nice little walk. We did this on the way back from a couple of nights at O'Reilly's. Pleasant easy walk with beautiful views. I think the view of Moran's Falls is better from this lookout than the lookout for the falls.

ozsailor on 7 Aug, 2019

An easy, pleasant walk with fantastic views. If possible, seeing the sunset from here is spectacular.

rainbowshlee on 26 Apr, 2019

Enjoyable little walk through the rainforest and stunning views from the lookout. Lovely view of Moran's Falls and Castle Crag directly opposite.
The track is relatively flat, easy to follow, and well maintained.
We saw a couple of land mullets sunning themselves just beside the track, and also the tail end of a snake as it slithered under a log.
A large fallen tree about halfway along the track provided some interesting exploring, with all kinds of mushrooms and fungus growing on and around the tree. This is also where we spotted the snake on the way back, so just be wary.
We have previously walked to Moran's Falls lookout with our two kids (7 and 9), but doing both tracks would be at once would make for a lovely outing. We had just left it too late on our previous visit to fit in both walks.

Sarah on 7 Apr, 2019

Description says sealed and suitable for wheelchairs. This is a dirt/leaf covered path and is not suitable for wheelchairs. It is an even grade and an easy walk with a nice view.

Lobster on 13 Jan, 2019

Very easy walk.
We saw pademelons, Satin bowerbirds and lots of other wildlife.
Amazing to see the change in forest types so clearly.

Great view at the end.

Pix on 23 Dec, 2018

A good warm down walk.

Lyric on 10 Sep, 2018

A stunning little walk. You have quite good cover from the canopy above for almost all of the walk and constantly experience the towering big boy Booyong trees.

It ends with a stunning lookout. We combined this walk with the Morans Falls walk but I would recommend doing this first. Seeing the waterfall from the lookout, and hearing the rush of water, really motivates you to check it out. If you do the Morans Falls walk first I still wouldn't skip this but some may be tired after the short ascent.

The lookout is quite built up but of course be careful with kids as it drops away sharply.

Joel on 2 Sep, 2018

This would have to be one of my favourite places 😍

Head up to O'Rielleys and this hike is just before the carpark at the top of the mountain.

I do both of these hikes as they are both quite short but put together and it is a nice length.

I recommend doing Python Rock first then you can relax at Morans Fall's as the 2nd part to your hike.

Python Rock is 3.4 km return and has lovely views of Castle Crag over looking The Lost World and Razorback Mountain.

Morans Fall's is 4.4 km return.
It is a beautiful hike through lush rainforest 🍃 and ancient tree's 🌳 with the destination of the top of the Fall's feeling like the edge of the world 🌏

You will have to do some rock hopping to get to the top of the Fall's, but I guarantee you will love it 💙💚💛 Kick off your shoes 👣 and cool down in the crystal, cool water 🏞

This hike would be great for a family day out as it is an easy hike and the kid's will love playing and cooling off in the water 🌈

Instagram:- misslissy79

Mel on 17 Feb, 2018

Great views over Castle Crag and down to Morans, over to Lost world and southern lamington!

dalehikes on 11 Oct, 2017

Stunning views at the end make this very worthwhile. Not a lot of uphill made the kids happy. Paired this with Moran's falls to make a great morning.

Ken Rafferty on 7 May, 2017

Another great visit. Check out the Pat's Bluff track while you're here (adds an extra 20min to the walk).

rob.bushman on 11 Mar, 2017

Lovely easy walk. Gorgeous views from the new lookout at the end. Very easy for all ages

Sara on 11 Jan, 2017

An amazing lookout. Each time I go to O'Reilly's I'm always impressed.

rob.bushman on 11 Apr, 2015


Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

This walk has been ticked 101 times

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.