Organ Pipes National Park accessibility

Before visiting Organ Pipes National Park, check the park page on the website for the latest changes of conditions.

 

Parking

There are no designated disabled parking spaces. However, at the very end of the carpark, nearest to the picnic area, the two end spots provide protected parking for those requiring side access to their vehicles. The best access to the picnic area, toilets and visitor information centre from the north side of the carpark is via the road, as there is a spoon drain through the paved access path through the median strip. There is easier access to the facilities from the south side of the carpark.

Carpark at Organ Pipes National Park.

The carpark is near the visitor information centre.

Spoon drain on the paved access path at the carpark in Organ Pipes National Park.

Spoon drain on the paved access path from the north side of the carpark.

 

Toilet facilities

The toilet block is located down a slight slope from the carpark. There are two gravel paths from the carpark. The first path is near the visitor information centre and has a compacted surface. The second path is closer to the bus parking and is made up of loose stones. The slope is less than 1 in 14.

The toilet block has a single unisex accessible cubicle between the male and female facilities. It has an inward swinging door with light pressure required to open it. It is fitted with a rotating internal lock. The cubicle is large, with ample turning room and space for a wheelchair beside the toilet. The seat height is 420 millimeters and there are side and rear grab bars. A bin is available within the cubicle. The basin is accessible and there is no hot water running through any of the exposed pipes. The tap is on the back wall and is the rotating type. It is difficult to operate without finger dexterity.

Entrance to the unisex accessible toilet at Organ Pipes National Park.

The entrance to the unisex accessible toilet.

Inside the unisex accessible toilet at Organ Pipes National Park.

Inside the unisex accessible toilet.

 

Information Centre

The information centre is very accessible from the south side of the carpark, although it is not staffed. It has a level paved path. Inside the semi- closed area there is a paved level floor with large displays around the walls.

Information Centre at Organ Pipes National Park.

Organ Pipes visitor information centre

 

Picnic Area

There is a small picnic area located at the end of the carpark. In keeping with the local area, it is covered with local scoria rock. The surface is very loose and may pose some difficulties for visitors using wheelchairs or walkers with small casters. A natural hard earth path leads to a double table at the back of the area, that can be accessed from the lookout walk. Tables are a traditional design with two fixed seats down either side. The overhang at the end of the each table is approximately 300 millimetres.

Scoria Cone Picnic Area at Organ Pipes National Park.

Scoria Cone Picnic Area

 

Lookout Walk

The lookout walk can be accessed through a gateway at the rear of the visitors centre. No gate is fitted, and the entrance is over a metre wide. The path leads to two vantage points that look out over the Keilor Plains and the deep valley cut by Jacksons creek. The path is level around the ridge top and is hard packed fine gravel. The total distance is 800 metres and comes out onto the main Organ Pipes access path just behind the picnic area.

The path to the Lookout Walk at Organ Pipes National Park.

Gateway to the Lookout Walk path at the rear of the information centre.

 

Organ Pipes Track

Access to the Organ Pipes, Rosette Rock and the Tessellated Pavement is via a sealed but very steep path. Just below the picnic area the slope reaches a gradient of 1 in 4. This walk should only be undertaken by fit, surefooted visitors.

Sealed section of the walking path to the Organ Pipes at Organ Pipes National Park.

Sealed section of the Organ Pipes walking track

Lower gravel section of the walking path to the Organ Pipes in Organ Pipes National Park.

Lower gravel section of the Organ Pipes walking track

 

 

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