Botanic Walk
Birpai Country

5 min to 20 min

345 m

↑ 5 m
↓ -5 m

Moderate track
Starting from Wilson River Picnic Area, this short circuit walk through the World Heritage rainforest is perfect for children to learn about the names of trees and ferns before heading back to the picnic area for lunch. Let us begin by acknowledging the Birpai 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.2074988,152.4787317)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Oxley Highway, B56
  • Turn on to Forbes River Road then drive for 16.9 km
  • Turn right onto Forbes Road and drive for another 1000 m
  • Keep right onto Forbes Road and drive for another 19.5 km
  • Turn right onto Hastings Forest Way and drive for another 7.6 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Wilson River Road and drive for another 6.5 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
Find the shelter at the start.
Find the picnic table at the start.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 9 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 5 m turn left.
After another 215 m veer right.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Botanic Walk

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 345 m
Time 5 min to 20 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 5 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 5 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
5 m[shelter]
5 m[toilet]
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