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West Rim walking track

Morton National Park

Overview

Moderate West Rim walking track offers scenic waterfall views, ideal for families on a car tour of Morton National Park, in the Southern Highlands, near Robertson.

Where
Morton National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Distance
3.5km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply at the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre carpark.

What to
bring
Sunscreen, drinking water, hat

For a delightful walk through pristine eucalypt forests and lush rainforest, moderate West Rim walking track offers spectacular views of dramatic gorges and waterfalls in Morton National Park, near Robertson. Nearby Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers loads of information on the local highlights, as well as delicious meals, making this walk ideal for family outings and a highlight of a car tour of the Southern Highlands.

Following this gently undulating track, you’ll trace the western edge of the horseshoe shaped escarpment leading to Renown lookout. With lookouts along the way, there’s plenty of opportunity to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of deep river valleys and waterfalls.  

Enjoy the lush ferns and towering forest canopy of coachwood, bloodwood and lilly pilly. Look for the flowering boronia as well as the purple flowering chocolate lilies, with their distinctive scent, in the spring.

Take a virtual tour of West Rim walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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West Rim walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek