Oxley walking track
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
This medium walk combines lookouts and scenic waterfall views with great wildlife and birdwatching. It’s a great day trip in the New England area, just off the Oxley Highway.
- Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
- 2.8km return
- Time suggested
- 1hr - 1hr 30min
- Grade 3
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
If you love scenic views and wildlife, you'll enjoy Oxley walking track as it traces the northern rim of the Apsley Gorge. With waterfall views from every angle, it makes a perfect day outing or a great spot for a break on a road trip.
You’ll wander through cliff top woodlands of snow gums and New England stringybark before crossing the Apsley River; look for platypus paddling past or water dragons sunning themselves on the rocks.
Gazing over the dramatic gorge country from one of the four lookouts, keep your eyes peeled for brush-tailed rock wallabies, with their distinct white cheek stripe.
The view from Lower Falls lookout is not to be missed and a great spot for a break. When you’re ready for lunch there are great facilities at the Apsley Falls picnic area.
On the way
Apsley Chasm lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Oxley walking track. One of several lookouts on the walk, it offers spectacular views of the lower falls and deep gorges.
Apsley Lower Falls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Oxley walking track. It’s a great vantage point for viewing the spectacular lower falls.
Apsley Slate Walls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park at the end of Oxley walking track. It’s a great spot to view the lower waterfall and impressive slate walls of the surrounding gorge.
Oxley lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Oxley walking track. It’s a great place to view the rock amphitheatre of the upper falls.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- 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.
There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.Contact us for permits