Palm Grove Walk
Birpai Country

15 min to 45 min

920 m

↑ 8 m
↓ -8 m

Hard track
Starting from Wilson River picnic area this short and flat return walk will take you through World Heritage rainforest to Glade picnic area beside Wilson River. Have a swim before heading back. 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 1 km
  • Keep right onto Forbes Road and drive for another 19.4 km
  • Turn right onto Hastings Forest Way and drive for another 7.5 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
After 70 m pass the shelter (7 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the picnic table (on your left).
After another 40 m head through the bollard.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (75 m on your right).
After another 325 m come to a picnic table.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 460 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Palm Grove Walk

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 920 m
Time 15 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 70 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 130 m from the start.

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