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Grand Canyon lookout

Morton National Park

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Overview

Soak up the panoramic vistas of Morton National Park at Grand Canyon lookout near Bundanoon. After a picnic lunch, explore the nearby walking tracks or go mountain biking through pockets of rainforest.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Morton National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen

Set on a sandstone plateau above a green carpet of eucalypt forest, Grand Canyon lookout offers uninterrupted views across Morton National Park. It’s only minutes from the Southern Highlands town of Bundanoon, where you can stock up on supplies before enjoying a picnic in the fresh air.

In the early morning, listen to the chorus of woodland birds and see wallabies hopping among the scrubby vegetation. It’s a great place to appreciate the heathland flowers that bloom in spring. You’ll see pink boronias, purple fuchsias and the aptly named egg and bacon plant, which features bright yellow flowers with a splash of red.

The easy Fern Glen walking track (15min return) is a great option for a stroll or bike ride. It takes you into cool rainforest, past gigantic king ferns. You’ll hear the pretty clicks and calls of lyrebirds and may even see them scratching at the edges of the walking track.

There are plenty of other walks nearby. Lovers walking track is an easy bushwalk through open forest, while Tooths walking track to Bundanoon Creek is a steep hike that ends at a beautiful swimming hole. If you’re staying the weekend, Gambells Rest campground is a popular spot with modern facilities.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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  • 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.

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