West Rim walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3.5km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Redhills Firetrail, Fitzroy Falls

  • End: Redhills Firetrail, Fitzroy Falls

  • Location: Morton National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 140 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.6484520659069

  • Longitude: 150.478724469062

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West Rim walking track is a 3.5km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Morton National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

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.

About the region

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.
9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Getting there

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


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

 

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