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Apsley Gorge Rim Walking Track
Anaiwan & Dunghutti country

30min to 1h

1.8km
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.

Getting There
Trackhead (-31.0537198,151.7624398)
Mode Car

Track Notes

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
Start.
Then pass the sign (15m on your left).
After 360m pass the car park (80m on your left).
Then come to the "Lions Lookout" viewpoint (20m on your right).
Side trip to Lions Lookout with great views. Details below.
Continue straight
Continue straight.
After another 15m pass the car park (25m on your left).
Continue straight
After another 25m continue straight.
After another 315m head down the 9 asphalt steps (about 15m long)
After another 10m come to the "Landslide Lookout" viewpoint (on your right).
Then pass a seat (195m on your right)., has a backrest.
Then come to the "Slate Walls Lookout" viewpoint (195m on your right).
Side trip to Landslide Lookout with views. Details below.
Turn left
Turn left.
Side trip to Lower Pool Lookout with great views of the Lower Pool and the area. Details below.
Continue straight
After another 55m continue straight.
Continue straight
After another 35m continue straight.
After another 85m pass the car park (on your left).
Then pass the "Lower Apsley Falls" waterfall (105m on your right).
Turn left
Turn left.
Continue straight
After another 15m continue straight.
After another 30m come to the "Apsley Gorge Lookout" viewpoint (55m on your right).
Side trip to Apsley Gorge Lookout and The McMillan Lookout. Details below.
Veer left
Veer left.
After another 6m pass a seat (20m on your right)., has a backrest.
After another 30m pass the "Apsley Falls" waterfall (110m on your right).
Continue straight
After another 275m continue straight.
After another 185m pass the car park (on your left).
Then pass the sign (20m on your right).
Turn right
Turn right.
After another 10m to find the car park.
After another 20m pass the car park (30m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (25m on your right).
Continue straight
Continue straight.
After another 115m pass the toilet (35m on your right).
Continue straight
Continue straight.
Turn left
After another 180m turn left.
Continue straight
After another 155m continue straight.
Turn around
After another 4m turn around.

Side trip to Lions Lookout with great views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
.
After another 20m come to "Lions Lookout" viewpoint
The end
Lions Lookout the end.

Side trip to Landslide Lookout with views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
.
Then come to "Landslide Lookout" viewpoint
About 195m past the end is a seat, has a backrest.
The end
Landslide Lookout the end.

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 10m long)
Then come to "Lower Pool Lookout" viewpoint
About 140m past the end is "Lower Apsley Falls" waterfall
About 195m past the end is a seat, has a backrest.
The end
Lower Pool Lookout the end.

Side trip to Apsley Gorge Lookout and The McMillan Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
.
Then pass the car park (10m on your left).
Then head down the 10 surface|paved steps (about 8m long)
Turn left
After another 8m turn left.
After another 15m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
Then come to the "The McMillan Lookout" viewpoint (6m on your right).
Then pass the "Apsley Falls" waterfall (110m on your right).
Turn right
Turn right.
Then head down the 36 surface|wood steps (about 9m long)
Then head down the 41 surface|wood steps (about 15m long)
Then pass the "Lower Apsley Falls" waterfall (115m on your right).
Then head down the 31 surface|wood steps (about 9m long)
Then come to "Apsley Gorge Lookout" viewpoint
The end
Apsley Gorge Lookout the end.
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.8km
Time 30min to 1h
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 1.5km from the start.

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


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

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