Apsley Gorge Rim Walking Track
Anaiwan & Dunghutti Country

30 min to 1 h

1.8 km
circuit

↑ 68 m
↓ -68 m

Easy track
Starting from Apsley Falls rest area this circuit walk takes you through Oxley Wild Rivers National Park to several lookouts and falls. Have a picnic at the rest area or at Lions picnic area on the way back. Let us begin by acknowledging the Anaiwan & Dunghutti people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the northwestern corner of Apsley Falls rest area (off Apsley Gorge Road), head along the narrow walking track as you follow the Gorge Rim Circuit - Lions Lookout signage. Stay on the said track and pass by Lions Lookout to your right to continue along Apsley Gorge Rim Walking Track (counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
After 360 m pass the car park (80 m on your left).
Then come to the "Lions Lookout" (20 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Lions Lookout with great views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the car park (25 m on your left).
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 315 m head down the 9 asphalt steps (about 15 m long)
After another 10 m come to the "Landslide Lookout" (on your right).
Then pass a seat (195 m on your right)., has a backrest.
Then come to the "Slate Walls Lookout" (195 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Landslide Lookout with views. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Lower Pool Lookout with great views of the Lower Pool and the area. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 85 m pass the car park (on your left).
Then pass the "Lower Apsley Falls" (105 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 30 m come to the "Apsley Gorge Lookout" (55 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Apsley Gorge Lookout and The McMillan Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Veer left.
After another 6 m pass a seat (20 m on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 30 m pass the "Apsley Falls" (110 m on your right).
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 185 m pass the car park (on your left).
Then pass the sign (20 m on your right).
Turn right.
After another 10 m to find the car park.
After another 20 m pass the car park (30 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (25 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 115 m pass the toilet (35 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 180 m turn left.
After another 155 m continue straight.
After another 4 m turn around.
After another 4 m come to the end.

Side trip to Lions Lookout with great views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 20 m come to "Lions Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Lions Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.

Side trip to Landslide Lookout with views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then come to "Landslide Lookout".
About 195 m past the end is a seat., has a backrest.
Continue another 0 m to find Landslide Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 3 m to the main route.

Side trip to Lower Pool Lookout with great views of the Lower Pool and the area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the 6 asphalt steps (about 10 m long)
Then come to "Lower Pool Lookout".
About 140 m past the end is "Lower Apsley Falls".
About 195 m past the end is a seat., has a backrest.
Continue another 0 m to find Lower Pool Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 15 m to the main route.

Side trip to Apsley Gorge Lookout and The McMillan Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
Then head down the 10 surface|paved steps (about 8 m long)
After another 8 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
Then come to the "The McMillan Lookout" (6 m on your right).
Then pass the "Apsley Falls" (110 m on your right).
Turn right.
Then head down the 36 surface|wood steps (about 9 m long)
Then head down the 41 surface|wood steps (about 15 m long)
Then pass the "Lower Apsley Falls" (115 m on your right).
Then head down the 31 surface|wood steps (about 9 m long)
Then come to "Apsley Gorge Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Apsley Gorge Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 65 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Apsley Gorge Rim Walking Track


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.8 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 1.5 km from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 600 m apart with the largest gap of 920 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
1.5 km[toilet]
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