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Badgerys Spur walking track

Morton National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Badgerys Spur walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    3.5km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Badgerys Spur walking track is in the northern precinct of Morton National Park. To get there:

    From Sydney:

    • Turn off Hume Highway just before Marulan onto Highland Way
    • Drive to the township of Tallong
    • At Tallong, turn right onto Caoura Road (at the general store on the corner) and follow the road to Badgerys Road. Follow this for 4km to the end.

    From Canberra:

    • Turn right off Hume Highway just after Marulan onto Highland Way (take the Tallong and Bundanoon exit).
    • At Tallong, turn right onto Caoura Road (at the general store on the corner) and follow the road to Badgerys Road. Follow this for 4km to the end.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Badgerys lookout carpark.

    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.

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    Safety messages

    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.

    • If you’re bushwalking, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
    • Suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking

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

    Permitted

    You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Badgerys Spur walking track

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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 coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

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    Badgerys Spur walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk