Illawarra tourism route
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Illawarra tourism route.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
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
13°C and 26°C
0°C and 14°C
June (Moss vale); March (Nerriga)
September (Moss Vale and Nerriga)
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
333mm (Moss Vale); 200.7mm (Nerriga)
Maps and downloads
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.
- Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4887 7270
- 1301 Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
- in Barren Grounds Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.