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Illawarra tourism route

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All the practical information you need to know about Illawarra tourism route.

Getting there and parking

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    Both Fitzroy and Belmore Falls are in the northern precinct of Morton National Park. To get there follow Nowra Road from Bowral and continue along the Illawarra tourism route.

    Best times to visit

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


    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.


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


    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.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    13°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    0°C and 14°C

    Lowest recorded

    -9°C (Nerriga)


    Wettest month

    June (Moss vale); March (Nerriga)

    Driest month

    September (Moss Vale and Nerriga)

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    333mm (Moss Vale); 200.7mm (Nerriga)

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    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).



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

    If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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