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Apsley Gorge Rim walking track

“We always bring the binoculars for birdwatching, there’s something new to discover every time.”

The Apsley Gorge Rim walking track packs a lot of scenic views into one short walk. With waterfalls and rugged ravines, you’ll be spoilt for scenic views of this dramatic falls country in the Northern Tablelands.

Perfect for wildlife and birdwatching, look for brush-tailed rock wallabies as you gaze across upper Apsley Gorge. Circling above, you may be lucky and see a wedge-tailed eagle cruising the thermals or even a peregrine falcon nesting on the distant rocky outcrops.

Head back for lunch at the Apsley Falls picnic area, before getting back on the road. If you’re in no hurry, you can stay overnight at the Apsley Falls campground.


Getting there

Getting there:

Apsley Gorge Rim walking track is in the Apsley River precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there, follow the Oxley Highway from either Walcha or Port Macquarie and follow the signs.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Apsley Falls picnic area.

Important info


1km (loop)

Time suggested:

30 minutes



You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Toilets and picnic facilities are located at nearby Apsley Falls picnic area

Wheelchair access:


Approximately 600m of the Apsley Gorge Rim Circuit is accessible to wheelchairs, including two lookout platforms.

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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary