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West Rim walking track

Morton National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about West Rim walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    3.5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

West Rim walking track is in the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre precinct of Morton National Park. To get there:

  • Travel to Southern Highlands in NSW
  • Drive to Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, where the walk starts.
  • To access the walk from Nowra, drive along Moss Vale Road

Parking

Parking is available at the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre. A daily motor vehicle fee applies at the visitor centre carpark.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Morton National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Grab an oar and canoe down the Shoalhaven River or the Kangaroo River. Autumn rains create ideal conditions for river paddling, and you'll find good spots for beginners as well as for more experienced paddlers.

Spring

Take the Three Views or Granite Falls walking tracks to see wildflowers in colourful bloom.

Summer

The rainforests of Morton National Park are a great place to escape the summer heat – try the Erith Coal Mine track at Bundanoon or the nearby Fairy Bower Falls walk.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

38.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 14°C

Lowest recorded

-9°C (Nerriga)

Rainfall

Wettest month

June (Moss vale); March (Nerriga)

Driest month

September (Moss Vale and Nerriga)

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

333mm (Moss Vale); 200.7mm (Nerriga)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
  • There are wheelchair facilities at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and wheelchair access to the main lookout on West Rim walking track

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

West Rim walking track

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Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre