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Badgerys Spur walking track

Morton National Park

Overview

Badgerys Spur walking track in Morton National Park offers a steep and challenging hike on the edge of Ettrema Wilderness Area, finishing on the banks of Shoalhaven River.

Where
Morton National Park
Distance
3.5km return
Time suggested
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
This walk is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

Fit and active visitors looking for a day’s adventure won’t want to miss Badgerys Spur walking track, a steep and challenging descent through a beautiful eucalyptus forest that skirts the edge of Ettrema Wilderness Area. Given the size of Morton National Park, there’s a good chance you won’t see many other people around, making this a perfect choice for anybody hoping for a bit of solitude in the wild.

Make sure you’re well-prepared for your trip, bringing plenty of water and some sturdy shoes. Don’t forget binoculars for a bit of birdwatching along the way. You might even be lucky enough to spot lace monitors and water dragons, too. After twisting down over 1.5km, the track crosses Dungeon Creek and finishes up on the bank of Shoalhaven River, where you can settle down for a leisurely, well-earned lunch, or pull on the swimmers for a dip in the water if temperatures are warm enough. 

To extend the walk further, carry a tent into the informal campground by the river and make a night of it. Or consider connecting the walk to other treks in the neighbouring Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area. The possibilities are endless.

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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Badgerys Spur walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk