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Morton National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Morton National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    It's half an hour drive from Moss Vale to Fitzroy Falls and Belmore Falls along Nowra Road. Turn north onto Myra Vale Road just east of Fitzroy Falls.

    From Nowra, take the Princes Highway to the Southern Highlands via Kangaroo Valley.

    From Wollongong it’s about an hour to Fitzroy Falls and Belmore Falls along the Illawarra Highway. Turn south at Robertson onto Belmore Falls Road.

    Sites in the eastern and southern part of the park are accessible via the Princes Highway.

    Park entry points

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    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    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.

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    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.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    Wilderness walking

    There are extensive areas of wilderness in the park, including the Budawangs. Please be aware you may find a range of conditions, including thick vegetation, cliffs and river crossings. Wilderness walking requires a high degree of fitness, preparation and navigational skills.

    If you're planning a long walk in Morton National Park, you can use the bushwalker journey intention form to let park staff know your trip intentions. This may help rescue authorities in their search if an incident occurs during your walk.

    Tianjara Military Training Area safety warning

    Large parts of the Budawang Wilderness, Tianjara and Little Forest Plateaus were once used for military training activities and contain unexploded artillery shells, mortar rounds and grenades, also known as unexploded ordnances (UXO). These areas are in the south-eastern section of Morton National Park.

    How to stay safe

    Activities like walking and driving off-track, setting up tents and campfires, and digging may cause a UXO to explode, resulting in death or serious injury. If you see an 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).

    Check the map

    Before you visit this area of the park, check this Morton National Park unexploded ordnances map (pdf, 467.4KB) to see if you’ll be in one of the contaminated area boundaries. Look for signposts at entrances to the affected areas and follow all safety instructions.

    Highly contaminated area

    If you’re visiting this area (the red zone on the map):

    • Stay on vehicle trails and signposted walking tracks 
    • 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 

    Slightly contaminated area

    If you’re visiting this area (the blue zone on the map):

    • Stay on to existing tracks and routes where possible 
    • Campfires are prohibited except in the fireplaces provided by NPWS at Pointer Gap lookout

    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. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    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.

    Morton National Park

    Contact

    • 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

    Nearby towns

    Bundanoon (1 km)

    Bundanoon is the northern gateway to Morton National Park. Follow the well-marked bushwalking trails in one of NSW's largest national parks, admiring waterfalls that plunge into valleys below.

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    Moss Vale (18 km)

    Moss Vale is the rural centre of the Southern Highlands, with its regional livestock saleyards, farmers market and agricultural show. The meandering tree-lined main street and lush gardens make it one of the most picturesque towns in the region.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Kangaroo Valley (47 km)

    Kangaroo Valley is a National Trust-listed village nestled between the Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains. Less than two hours from Canberra and Sydney, Kangaroo Valley is one of the state's hidden gems. With a backdrop of rainforest greens, picturesque mountains, rolling pastures, lush valleys, and the Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley offers the perfect escape from the bustle of city life.

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    Fitzroy Falls view from above. Photo: John Yurasek