Starting from Wollomombi Falls picnic area this short but steep return walk takes you along Chandler walking track past Wollomombi Falls lookout with views over the falls, to Checks lookout with scenic views over Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr & Anaiwan people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
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.
Turn on to Wollomombi Falls Road then drive for 1.7 km
Turn left onto Wollomombi Falls Road and drive for another 40 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Wollomombi Falls Road, pass through the bollard and head between the shelter and the green sign along the paved path. Veer slightly right as you pass between the shelter (to your right) and some informational signposts(to your left). Keep left as you head along the Chandler Walk to continue along Checks Lookout Walking Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the shelter (10 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the toilet (45 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Wollomombi Lookout with great views. 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.
After another 115 m veer right.
After another 75 m veer left.
After another 210 m veer left.
After another 80 m come to "Checks Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 570 m to get back to the start.
Side trip to Wollomombi Lookout with great views.
Directions & comments
After another 25 m come to "Wollomombi Falls Lookout".
About 115 m past the end is a toilet.
About 130 m past the end is a shelter.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Checks Lookout Walking Track
1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
No facilities provided (5/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 80 m from the start.
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 400 m apart with the largest gap of 980 m.