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Griffins walking track

Morton National Park

Overview

Griffins walking track is an 11km hike through the beautiful Yarrunga Creek Valley, with scenic views, wildlife, and opportunities for camping along the way.

Where
Morton National Park
Distance
11km one-way
Time suggested
8 - 10hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Griffins walking track offers a peaceful hike through the Yarrunga Creek Valley and up Meryla Pass. At 11km one-way, it can be attempted in a single day, but is best tackled with an overnight camp.

Start the walk at either Jacks Corner, in Kangaroo Valley, or at the top of Meryla Pass. The walk is undulating and has some very long steep sections, but the beauty is staggering. Don’t forget to look up occasionally at the amazing sandstone cliffs towering overhead. In the distance, you should be able to spot the distinctive shapes of Mount Moollattoo and Mount Carrialoo. As well as these, expect creek crossings, rocky outcrops, views across the valley, and plenty of wildlife – don’t forget the camera, particularly if birdwatching is of interest.

Aim to settle down for the evening at Griffins Farm, a grassy area alongside the creek where remnants of an old house, barn, and rock wall fence can still be seen. The Griffins family cut timber here to sell to sawmills between the 1940s and 1970s. Bring dinner and light a campfire afterward for a thrilling night out under the stars.

At the top of Meryla Pass, you can also follow Wombat Hill lookout trail for another terrific vantage point over the surrounding landscape.

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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Griffins walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk