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Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area

Morton National Park

Overview

Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area offers basic facilities as well as terrific birdwatching and a walking track up the mountain to a scenic lookout.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Morton National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area can become boggy when it rains
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

A beautiful 30km drive from the town of Milton will take you to a picnic spot with something for everyone. Surrounded by dry eucalypt forest and grassy woodland, this is a great place to settle down in sublime nature.

If birdwatching is of interest, be sure to pack some binoculars: Morton National Park is home to 176 different species. Alternatively, you might like to bring some sturdy shoes and a water bottle and follow the popular Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track. The track leaves right from the picnic area and traces a 460-metre ascent, culminating in steel ladders that make it possible for you to climb to the top of the peak and appreciate views across the sandstone cliffs. No climbing equipment is necessary, and the track is suitable for almost anyone of moderate fitness.

After reaching the top of the mountain and returning back the way you came, find a shady spot at the supplied picnic tables, or beneath some gum trees, and break out a long picnic lunch.

Take a virtual tour of Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

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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Pigeon House Didthul Mountain picnic area, Morton National Park. Photo: John Yurasek