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Riverview walking track

Important information

Alerts for Morton National Park: closed areas, fire bans

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Updated: 23/11/2014 12:01 AM

“We love exploring Ferntree Gully in the summer months, when the cool shade offers a respite from the heat outside.”

This gentle walk along the plateau gives a terrific taste of the famous Bundanoon Gullies. Starting at Riverview lookout and picnic area, follow the flat track as it threads through native trees and open grassland. The track then descends into Ferntree Gully, a cool retreat that lives up to its name, with numerous ferns and spring wildflowers like purple geebungs and prickly hakeas.  

The track ascends out of the gully and finishes at the amphitheatre carpark, but it’s easy to retrace your steps from there, perhaps taking time on the return trip to appreciate the many native birds in the area – Ferntree Gully is terrific for birdwatching. Once you’ve taken in the view at Riverview lookout, settle down for a picnic lunch, or consider connecting the track with several others in the area to make up a full afternoon of walking. Nicholas Pass walking track is particularly good, and connects with Riverview walking track at the amphitheatre.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Riverview walking track is in the Bundanoon precinct of Morton National Park. To get there from Bundanoon town centre:

  • Travel south down Church Street and then Gullies Road
  • Turn left and continue east along Riverview Road
  • Continue for 3.75km until you see the picnic area

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Riverview picnic area.

Important info

Distance:

1km (one-way)

Time suggested:

30 minutes each way

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

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Morton National Park

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.

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Sunday 23 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Sunday 23 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire

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Riverview walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek