Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and Falls Cafe offer visitors a unique National Park experience. There is no fee to enter the visitor centre, however, there is a $3 per vehicle park use fee in the car park. The Visitor Centre is open seven days per week from 9am to 5.30pm but access to the waterfall and lookouts is possible in daylight hours. An elevated walkway to the main lookout (approximately 150m and wheelchair accessible) provides the visitor with spectacular views of the waterfall and rainforest gullies.Tourist information, maps, interpretative displays, Australian made souvenirs, local craft and annual Parks Passes are available at the Visitor Centre. Must do's: 1. Check out Fitzroy Falls from the Main Lookout. Takes only two minutes. 2. Try one of the Falls Cafe great home cooked meals. 3. Check out the flora, fauna & heritage displays in the award winning Visitor Centre 4. Listen to a Lyrebird singing along one of the tracks If you like walking: 1. Enjoy two walks along the edge of the escarpment. Magnificent views of the valley and rainforest gullies can be accessed from 12 lookouts. 2. The West Rim walk is 90 mins return (3.6 km) and offers stunning views of the lower and main falls. 3. The popular East Rim Wildflower walk is 6.7 kms return. 4. Ask the staff in the Visitor Centre about the many other walks in the local area. If you like relaxing: 1. Enjoy a meal / coffee in the Falls Cafe. 2. Enjoy a leisurely 100 metre walk on an elevated walkway to the Main Falls Lookout. 3. Sit by the billabong and enjoy the bush music and spot a platypus. 4. Have a picnic in one of the picnic huts by the creek. If you have a group: 1. There are two bus parking bays 50metres from the Visitor Centre. 2. Plan ahead and Experience Aboriginal Culture on a Discovery Tour. Learn about bush tucker/medicine/weaving, tool making/fire sticks and participate in traditional music and dance. 3. Discovery Rangers can tailor an environmental program for your tour, business, community or school group. Prior booking one month in advance is essential. Phone 02 4423 2170 to make a Discovery booking.
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YendaA
Sydney, Australia49 contributions
Jan 2023
Loved the walk. The first viewing platform is near the visitory centre, but then there are options for further walks. I went to the west viewing platform - easy walk but some steps so difficult if you can't navigate those. Beautiful walk with information about wildlife. Was fortunate enough to see a lyrebird. Breathtaking scenery and impressive waterfall. Highly recommended.
Small parking charge in carpark (about $4.50, but free for NPWS members). Visitor centre has souvenirs and icecreams - no restaurant.
Written 23 January 2023
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,217 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Well worth a visit if in the area: you actually go through the centre to access the short walk to the Fitzroy Falls viewing platform: spectacular. Plenty of parking at the Centre - pay parking but free if you have a NSW Parks pass.
Written 27 March 2022
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,760 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
We dropped into the visitor centre after having finished the walk to the falls.
It is a wonderful informative centre with heaps of information regarding the fauna and flora of the falls. It has some really interesting material and where you can spend a bit of time.
Staff members were on hand to help with any questions you may have.
I wanted a map of the falls area to remember the various names of the lookouts but found there was a map which you could photograph thus saving paper. Great idea!
Unfortunately the cafe was shut down as a result of COVID but there is a large picnic area to use if you have brought your own goodies.
Written 27 April 2021
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apim
Canberra, Australia361 contributions
Feb 2021
Usually visitor centres are just places selling magnets and explaining local maps, but this place goes way beyond. It's kinda like a mini museum, you can comfortably spend some time here exploring all the artifacts in display plus the other local produce for sale is also admirable. Finally the staff are good to chat to, too
Written 7 February 2021
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Tracey
41 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Great visitor centre, helpful for the whole area not just those falls. Covid made the cafe closed so take water and a picnic. Stay a couple of hours, if you can, but if not, do at least go 5 mins to first viewpoint which is accessible for all. Many well sign posted walks. Go up to 4 km return around the rim with many viewpoints to more waterfalls. Couple in 50s did most of it without too much effort. Some steps. Best part was you could go as far as you liked depending on time and energy. No swimming, it’s a long long way down. Week of rain beforehand made the falls rival any seen anywhere including Nth Qld and Norway. Valley views incredible. Felt bad that it took covid for us to discover. Highly recommend. Try to have 2 days so you can see other falls in area as well.
Written 4 November 2020
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Bceeingu
Sydney, Australia751 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great views. We did a few on the walking tracks which very well defined. Highly recommend. Due to COVID the cafe was not open.
Written 17 October 2020
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Ian H
Sydney, Australia130 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great facilities, good toilets, plenty of parking, picnic area, wheelchair friendly walk to 1st viewing platform immediately next to dramatic fall down the sandstone escarpment. Some bush flowers if you look. Relatively easy walk to Jersey lookout, with steps just before the spectacular view back to the waterfall. Well worth the $4 for parking.
Written 14 October 2020
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Michelle Roberts
83 contributions
Sept 2020
My husband and I just recently visited Fitzroy Falls and walked part of the East Rim walking trail which had just reopened after bushfires. Wish we had time to go right to the end as it was a lovely tropical atmosphere in there. We then walked the West Rim for about 5 kms as far as The Grotto. Beautiful lookouts along the way but The Grotto was a magical place with a little grotto and waterfall that you would not expect to see. Glad we walked further on to see this.
Written 20 September 2020
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Jace1979
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
A great place to visit. Amazing waterfall d and view of the cliffs. An easy walk to the look outs. I fidget fo a tour just made our own way. Well worth a visit if in the area
Written 20 June 2020
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BP-Aus
Canberra, Australia181 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We visited the falls in July 2020. Entry fee is $4, and is effectively a parking fee, with the voucher supposed to be left in view in your car. If you are happy to walk some distance to and from your car on a busy day, you can pay by Eftpos in the shop, otherwise take coins for the machines in the car park. The east rim track is a pleasant walk, down through the gulley, which would be good on a hot day. The west rim track is the nicer walk - path is better made, and has a few views of the falls. The path as far as the first lookout at the falls is stroller and wheelchair OK - you will find quite a few stairs after that point. A good way to spend a few hours.
Written 7 June 2020
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