Apsley Falls picnic area
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
The picturesque Apsley Falls picnic area offers barbecue facilities with scenic views of gorges and waterfalls and nearby sites of Aboriginal significance.
- Picnic areas
- Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
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- Drinking water
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
Apsley Falls picnic area is perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment, with impressive views of upper Apsley Gorge. It’s just off the Oxley Highway, making it an ideal pit stop on a road trip.
As you pile out of the car, breathe in that clean mountain air and inhale the scent of the eucalypts. Apsley Gorge is spectacular after heavy rains as water cascades over the steep cliffs filling the air with mist.
The gorge country is the traditional lands of the Dunghutti people and their history is as dramatic as the rugged landscape around you.
Picnic under the snow gums and stringybarks, then if you’re feeling like a walk, there’s Apsley Gorge Rim walking track or the Oxley walking track to chose from. If you want to explore more, you can always stay overnight at the Apsley Falls campground.
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- in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Three areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day use fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground.
Vehicle entry fee is $20 or $12 for concession or NPWS annual pass holders. Fees not applicable if you're paying campground fees.Buy an annual pass.
- Armidale office
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