FALLS - East & West Rim Tracks
TRACK: East Rim: A bit
rough in some places with some hills. West
in places, slippery at times, some very steep sections.
Rim: 7km West
Breathtaking scenery, flora & fauna, some rainforest, waterfall views, photo
recommends their brochure available from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor's Centre.
GUIDE BOOK/S: Kangaroo
Valley & Adjacent National Parks by NPWS.
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These track notes are intended for evaluation purposes only
and should not be relied upon as a sole guide to this walk/climb. They should
be used in conjunction with the suggested topographical map/s and guide book/s
listed above. Inexperienced trekkers/climbers are advised to read our getting
is the longer of the two walks and it takes you through a variety of vegetation
types. The walk begins at the visitors' centre as the boardwalk branches to the
left directly underneath the bridge. The scenery along this walk is particularly
impressive in the late afternoon light. Fenced lookouts are dotted all along this
walk offering some of the most magnificent vistas that you will see anywhere in
the Morton National Park. Several of the vantage points along this track offer
breathtaking views of the falls. This walk is a photographer's dream in the right
conditions. The track officially finishes at a disused vehicular track on the
clifftops but an unofficial continuation has been worn by bushwalkers over time.
Care should be taken if venturing further with small children due to the sheer
drops in the vicinity.
this walk continue under the bridge past the East rim exit. Although spectacular
in it's own right, the west rim track is designed with the tourist/non-bushwalker
in mind. This will be evident as you pass other walkers along the route. Like
the east rim there is no shortage of vantage points for taking photos and the
scenery is as good or even better than the east rim. Along the way you will encounter
a steep staircase that leads down to a cool ferny area known as The Grotto. A
diversion here of 50 metres is well worth a look. After crossing a metal bridge
continue past several lookouts to eventually arrive at Renown Lookout. Renown
Lookout is considered to be the best of all the lookouts in the gorge.
your fuel for getting out there - use the internet to buy gear - You'll be miles
the tourists, this walk represents a beautiful snippet of wilderness, but to the
seasoned bushwalker, all the man-made fences, bridges, boardwalks, resting seats,
signs and unfortunately, occasional rubbish left by the 'tourists' are frustrating
eyesores. Having said that, this walk is still well worth a look for the views