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Apsley Gorge Rim walking track

Important information

Alerts for Oxley Wild Rivers National Park: fire bans


Updated: 31/10/2014 01:17 PM

“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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- Alerts

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

fire bans

A park fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Sunday 7 December)
A park fire ban is in place in this park. The park fire ban remains in affect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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