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Morton National Park

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Alerts for Morton National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 26/09/2014 12:39 PM

“My favourite bit – that’s a difficult choice. I do love the wildflowers along Three Views walking track, but the views from the lookouts at Fitzroy Falls are magical.”

Be enthralled by nature on a grand scale at Morton National Park. If the cascading Fitzroy Falls don’t leave you breathless, try the sweeping views from the top of Pigeon House Mountain Didthul.

This enormous park really does have something for everyone; whether you're an experienced bushwalker looking for remote wilderness hiking, a novice mountain biker looking for an easy ride or a keen photographer looking for some scenic waterfalls to capture.

You'll find imposing gorges dissecting the landscape alongside pockets of rainforest that are full of wildlife. There are a number of well equipped picnic areas and numerous informal spots where you can stop for a break to enjoy the view and if you'd like to go camping, head to Gambells Rest campground in the Bundanoon precinct of the park.

The park is easily accessible from Bundanoon, Kangaroo Valley, Nowra and Ulladulla, so it makes for a great day trip or weekend getaway.

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closed areas

Tianjara trail is closed - Tianjara Fire Trail
The Tianjara trail is closed due to environmental damage. The trail is currently impassable.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, please contact Ulladulla NPWS, 02 (4454 9500) or visit the NSW national parks safety page.

 Opening times

Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Large parts of the former Tianjara Military Training Area in the south eastern part of the park are permanently closed because of danger from unexploded ordnance, please see Alerts.

 Fees

Fees

Note: Vehicle entry fees apply in the Fitzroy Falls and Bundanoon areas of the park. There are coin-operated 'pay and display' machines - please bring correct coins.

Safety

Wilderness walking
There are extensive areas of wilderness in the park, including the Budawangs. As such, please be aware you may find a range of conditions, including thick vegetation, cliffs and river crossings. Wilderness walking in particular requires a high degree of fitness, preparation and navigational skills.

Warning

There is live unexploded ordnance (UXO) from former artillery training activities in the north eastern part of the Budawang Wilderness and adjacent parts of the Tianjara Plateau. Activities such as walking off-track, erecting tents, campfires and digging may cause a UXO to explode, and result in death or severe injury.

Walkers in the artillery impact area are required to keep to vehicle trails or the Folly Point walking track and no off-track walking is permitted. Digging and campfires are not permitted along tracks. Camping may only occur in the Sassafras or Link Road camping areas and campfires are only permitted at the Sassafras camping area.

The artillery impact area boundary is based on the known location of impact craters and UXO and advice from the Department of Defence. It is shown on the latest 1:25,000 topographic maps (third edition) and the map in the guidelines for walking in the Budawang Wilderness. Incorrect boundaries may be shown on other maps.

The area south of the artillery impact area was also used for military training and potentially could have small amounts of UXO. Walkers are advised not to touch any military object and to report it to NSW Police.

Contacts

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

Phone: 02 4887 7270
Street address: Morton National Park, Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily (closed Christmas Day)

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Fitzroy Falls view from above. Photo: John Yurasek