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Fitzroy Falls picnic area

Morton National Park

Overview

Have a barbecue beside the waterfall at Fitzroy Falls picnic area, offering scenic views, wildlife, birdwatching and a variety of short walks in the Southern Highlands.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Morton National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply at the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre carpark.

Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • Accessible facilities are located in the nearby Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre

When you pull up at Fitzroy Falls picnic area, you’ll hear the waterfalls before you see them. It’s a short walk to the spectacular Fitzroy Falls, where water plummets over 80m to the deep rainforest ravine below and the views across the escarpment are not to be missed.

As you’re sparking up the barbecue or unpacking the picnic, you might see one of the resident lyrebirds or an inquisitive swamp wallaby. Green catbirds and eastern whipbirds live in the surrounding bushland, so keep an ear out for their distinctive calls. Look for the iconic waratah, the state flower of NSW, with its long stem and vibrant red flower in spring.

If you feel like stretching your legs, try the West Rim walking track or if you’re visiting in spring don’t miss the East Rim wildflower walk.

The nearby Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre provides displays and information on tours and walks. If you feel like indulging, the café serves scrumptious coffee and cake.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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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Fitzroy Falls picnic area, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government