Oxley Walking Track
Anaiwan & Dunghutti Country

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

3 km
return

↑ 249 m
↓ -249 m

Moderate track
Starting from Apsley Falls picnic area and parking this return walk follows Apsley River and offers views over the river and Apsley and Lower Apsley Falls from Oxley, Chasm, Lower Falls and Slate Walls Lookouts. Let us begin by acknowledging the Anaiwan & Dunghutti 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
Start (-31.0515595,151.7651424)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Oxley Highway, B56
  • Turn on to Apsley Gorge Road then drive for 740 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Lions Picnic Area car park (on Apsley Gorge Road), head towards Apsley River as you move directly away from the road, following the “Gorge Rim Circuit” signage. 170 metres in, veer left at the fork and cross Apsley River using the bridge to continue along Oxley Walking Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 10 m pass the car park (on your left).
Then pass the sign (20 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the toilet (100 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (25 m on your left).
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 30 m cross the Apsley River suspension bridge (about 105 m long)
Then cross the Apsley River suspension bridge (about 85 m long)
Then cross the Apsley River suspension bridge (about 30 m long)
After another 400 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Oxley Lookout with views over Apsley Falls and river. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 125 m turn left.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 85 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 90 m pass a seat (6 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the "Chasm Lookout" (on your right).
After another 220 m pass a seat (7 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 95 m veer right.
(Slate Walls Lookout) Continue another 10 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.5 km to get back to the start.
"Slate Walls Lookout".
A seat., has a backrest.

Side trip to Oxley Lookout with views over Apsley Falls and river.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 3 m to find Oxley Lookout at the end.
"Oxley Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 3 m to the main route.

Side trip to Lower Falls Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 3 m to find Lower Falls Lookout at the end.
"Lower Falls Lookout".
About 120 m past the end is a seat., has a backrest.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 3 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Oxley Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 40 m from the start.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 750 m apart with the largest gap of 1.5 km.


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