West Rim Walking Track
Gundungurra Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

3.8 km
return

↑ 392 m
↓ -392 m

Moderate track
Starting from Fitzroy Falls Picnic area and Visitor Centre this moderate return walk will lead you along the western edge of the horseshoe shaped escarpment past several falls (Fitzroy and Twin Falls, The Grotto) and lookouts (Jersey, Richardson, Paines and Starkeys Lookout) before finally reaching the Renown Lookout with splendid views over Morton National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After 35 m pass the shelter (25 m on your left).
Then pass the "Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre".
After another 55 m pass the cafe (7 m on your right).
Veer right.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (90 m on your left).
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 105 m pass the "The Honey Flower" (90 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Fitzroy Falls Lookout with stunning views over the falls. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the sign (7 m on your left).
After another 270 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Jersey Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 85 m turn right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Richardson Lookout. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 160 m turn right.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 8 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 55 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Very short side trip to one of two lookouts. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Very short side trip to the second of two lookouts. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 45 m turn right.
After another 85 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 8 m pass the "Twin Falls" (15 m on your left).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 190 m pass the waterfall (25 m on your left).
After another 65 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to The Grotto lookout with views over the falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 8 m turn right.
After another 15 m pass the "The Grotto" (on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Starkeys Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 345 m veer right.
After another 45 m continue straight.
(Renown Lookout) Continue another 220 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.9 km to get back to the start.
"Renown Lookout".

Side trip to Fitzroy Falls Lookout with stunning views over the falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m come to a sign.
Continue another 0 m to find Fitzroy Falls Lookout at the end.
"Fitzroy Falls Lookout".
About 25 m past the end is "Fitzroy Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 15 m to the main route.

Side trip to Jersey Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 7 m to find Jersey Lookout at the end.
"Jersey Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 7 m to the main route.

Side trip to Richardson Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
Continue another 25 m to find Richardson Lookout at the end.
"Richardson Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.

Very short side trip to one of two lookouts.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m come to the end.
Find the Twin Falls at the start.
"Twin Falls Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 7 m to the main route.

Very short side trip to the second of two lookouts.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m come to "Twin Falls Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 7 m to the main route.

Side trip to The Grotto lookout with views over the falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the The Grotto at the start.
Continue another 30 m to find The Grotto at the end.
"The Grotto".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.

Side trip to Starkeys Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 60 m to find Starkeys Lookout at the end.
"Starkeys Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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West Rim Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.8 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 35 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 90 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
35 m[shelter]
Toilet
90 m[toilet]
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