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Mount Bushwalker walking track

Morton National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Bushwalker walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    2hrs 30min - 4hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    7km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Mount Bushwalker walking track is in the southern precinct of Morton National Park, about 30 minutes from Milton. To get there, turn into Porters Creek Dam Road from the Princes Highway, about 5km south of Fishermans Paradise.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Porters Creek Dam Road is suitable for 2WD vehicles but can be rough and uneven.

    Parking

    Parking is available on Mount Bushwalker Road

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Morton National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Grab an oar and canoe down the Shoalhaven River or the Kangaroo River. Autumn rains create ideal conditions for river paddling, and you'll find good spots for beginners as well as for more experienced paddlers.

    Spring

    Take the Three Views or Granite Falls walking tracks to see wildflowers in colourful bloom.

    Summer

    The rainforests of Morton National Park are a great place to escape the summer heat – try the Erith Coal Mine track at Bundanoon or the nearby Fairy Bower Falls walk.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Parts of Morton National Park were once used for military training purposes and contain unexploded artillery shells, mortar rounds and grenades, also known as unexploded ordnances (UXO).

    Mount Bushwalker walking track is located in the highly contaminated area of this park. You can see the contaminated areas on the Morton National Park unexploded ordnances map (pdf, 467.4KB)

    If you’re walking on this track:

    • Stay on vehicle trails and signposted walking tracks 
    • If you find any object that might be a UXO, do not touch, disturb or try to move it. Take note of its location and report it immediately to NSW Police by calling Triple Zero (000).
    • Walking or driving off-track and any form of ground disturbance is prohibited 
    • Camping is only permitted at Link Road and Sassafras campgrounds, and campfires must be confined to existing fireplaces

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Permitted

    Camping

    A permit is required to camp at Cooyoyo Creek over the Easter and October long weekends.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mount Bushwalker walking track

    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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    Visitor centre

    The view of a rocky cliff down the valley. Photo:John Yurasek