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Coast to the Highlands scenic drive – Kangaroo Valley

Morton National Park

Overview

For a scenic driving route from Nowra through Kangaroo Valley, Coast to the Highlands scenic drive offers lookouts and breathtaking scenic views across Morton National Park.

Where
Morton National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
100km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • You're encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • There are free barbecues at Fitzroy Falls and Bundanoon. Cafe facilities are located at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre.

For spectacular scenery through the lush rainforest, waterfalls and mountains of NSW Southern Highlands, enjoy a driving route along the superb Coast to the Highlands scenic drive. Leading from Nowra to Goulburn, through the beautiful Kangaroo Valley, this drive offers plenty of options for walking, picnics and scenic views, making it a perfect family day out.

Following the lush tree-lined road over Cambewarra Mountain, Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park is a magnificent sight after heavy rain, and Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. Near Bundanoon, there are loads of walks to suit everyone and if you’re tempted to stay a while, there's camping at Gambells Rest campground.

Be sure to stop at Long Point lookout for spectacular scenic views over the deep Shoalhaven Gorge and the magnificent West Ettrema Wilderness. It’s an ideal spot for some photography.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
      (02) 4887 7270
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Morton National Park, Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
    • Fax: (02) 4887 7203
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Coast to the Highlands scenic drive - Kangaroo Valley, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk