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Fitzroy Falls picnic area

Morton National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Fitzroy Falls picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Fitzroy Falls picnic area is in the northern precinct of Morton National Park, near Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre. To get there:

  • From Moss Vale, drive 18km east along Nowra Road to Fitzroy Falls.
  • From Nowra, drive 41km via Kangaroo Valley and Nowra Road.
  • From Wollongong, drive 65 km via Robertson along Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road, then into Nowra Road.
  • From Sydney, drive 137km via Hume Highway to Mittagong and Bowral, then Sheepwash Road and Nowra Road.
  • From Canberra, drive 174km via Hume and Illawarra highways to Moss Vale and Nowra Road.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre in a paved carpark, including 2 accessible parking spots. Bus parking is available.

A daily motor vehicle entry fee applies at the visitor centre carpark.

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.



There are accessible flush toilets at the nearby visitor centre. The toilets include a change facility for parents and carers.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)

Drinking water

Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, with a paved stone pathway that leads from the carpark to the picnic tables and further on to the nearby visitor centre.

To get to some of the picnic tables from the pathway, you'll need to cross over sections of flat grass.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

There are timber benches with backrests outside Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, which is next to the picnic area. You can reach them along a paved stone pathway.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.


Disability access level - easy

Fitzroy Falls picnic area is flat and step-free, with accessible facilities including:

  • Accessible toilets and a change facility for parents and carers (at the nearby visitor centre)
  • 2 accessible parking spots in the paved carpark
  • Step-free access from the carpark to the picnic area along paved pathways
  • Seats and resting points



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Fitzroy Falls picnic area

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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 pay machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre