The Gorge Day Visitor Area, perched on the edge of the Gorge, offers tables, viewing platform and toilets for disabled visitors and a historic stone
Gorge Day Visitor Area
Change of conditionsAdd change of condition
- Access to some areas of the lower end of The Gorge car park may be restricted until further notice due to septic system upgrade works. The Stone Hut and the Echo Point and Hang Glider lookouts remain open. The Underground River remains accessible via View Point Track. Increased truck and machinery traffic may be encountered during the works. at Gorge Day Visitor Area Thursday 30 November, 2017
The Gorge Day Visitor Area, perched on the edge of the Gorge, offers tables, viewing platform and toilets for disabled visitors and a historic stone hut and fireplace available for picnics.
Numerous walks depart from this location including The Big Walk, The Underground River, Gorge - Catani Track, Gorge Heritage Trail. The site is also locate close to the Mount Buffalo Chalet.
Lookouts at the Gorge offer superb views of the Australian Alps.
The Gorge Day Visitor Area has a large sealed carpark that has angled parking for over 40 vehicles and some parallel spaces for bus parking. There is a designated disabled car parking bay close to the viewing area that looks out over the gorge. This bay has room for for visitors in wheelchairs to disembark from he side and rear of the vehicle. There is a small cross slope in this parking bay that wheelchair users need to be aware of.
There is also a designated disabled parking bay at the other end of the carpark close to the visitor toilets. This bay is designed for passengers to disembark from the rear of the vehicle and also has a small cross slope.
The main viewing area from the top of the gorge is not wheelchair accessible as it is located on a large boulder and accessed via steps.
There is a separate, smaller viewing area adjacent to the main viewing area which is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. The design of the safety railing allows good views from a seated position.
The viewing area is approximately 40 metres from the designated accessible parking bay. Access to the viewing area is via a reasonably level path of compacted crushed rock that leads from the carpark and also to the visitor information shelter.
There are visitor toilets at the far end of the carpark that consist of separate male and female standard toilets and a separate unisex accessible toilet.
The toilets are approximately 25 metres from the designated accessible parking bay and access to the toilet is via a wide, sealed sloping path of approximately 1:12 gradient.
The accessible toilet has an outward swinging door with an easy to grab door handle.
The toilet cubicle area has adequate room to manoeuvre wheelchairs. Grab-railing for the toilet is located on the left side wall and behind the toilet.
A wash basin with a cold water tap is located in the corner of the cubicle. A fold down child change bench table is also in the cubicle.