West Rim Track, Fitzroy Falls, Morton NP, NSW

Spectacular valley and waterfall views on this easy walk at Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park, a longish day trip from Sydney.

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP

The West Rim Track is a mostly flat 4km return walk passing multiple lookouts with views down a side arm of the Kangaroo Valley, and of a few waterfalls, particularly Fitzroy Falls situated at the start of the walk.

You can turn around early and shorten the walk, and the first view points are just 100m from the National Parks and Wildlife Office. There’s also an East Rim Walk which I don’t think I’ve done (although I could be wrong). You don’t need track notes. Fitzroy Falls is a longish day trip from Sydney, or easily accessible from the Southern Highlands and the southern Illawarra.

The Scenery

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
The waters of Fitzroy Falls tumbling into the valley below.
West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
A side arm of the rather wide Kangaroo Valley.
West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
Fitzroy Falls
West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
Fitzroy Falls

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
A dry waterfall.

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
The Grotto.
West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
Fitzroy Falls (upper left) and Lady Hordern Falls (lower right).
West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
Lady Hordern Falls. (Quite a bit of zoom required to get in this close).

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP

West Rim Track, Fitzoy Falls, Morton NP
Fitzroy Falls (upper left) and Lady Hordern Falls (lower right).
West Rim Track, Fitzroy Falls, Morton NP
A knobbly tree.
West Rim Track, Fitzroy Falls, Morton NP
I think this was bark.
West Rim Track, Fitzroy Falls, Morton NP
My mother joined us for this one.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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