Falcon Crescent link track

Bomaderry Creek Regional Park

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Take this track across the open wooded heath from North Nowra down into the beautiful gorge and link with the lovely walks of Bomaderry Creek.

Where
Bomaderry Creek Regional Park
Distance
1.5km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • If you’re linking with the gorge tracks, don’t attempt to cross the creek after heavy rain.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

This walk is popular with locals because it provides such beautiful variety of landscapes and links the western side of the park at North Nowra with the wonderful walks of the gorge and the park’s attractive rainforest setting.

Setting out across open forested heath on the plateau, you’ll enjoy the views of the gorge before descending to the cool shade of Bomaderry Creek. The flowers in spring are spectacular and the nectar-feeding birds, like honeyeaters, love them too.

Why not pack some lunch and link up with the longer She-Oak crossing walk just up stream from Mossy Gully? This walk takes you past Bomaderry Creek picnic area where you can enjoy lunch before returning back across the heath.

Take a virtual tour of Falcon Crescent link track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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General enquiries

Park info

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All the practical information you need to know about Falcon Crescent link track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    1.5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Falcon Crescent link track is in the central plateau precinct of Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. To get there:

    • Turn north off Illaroo Road into Falcon Crescent, North Nowra.
    • Walk through the gate and continue along the road
    • The track is on the right and is marked with a sign

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on Falcon Crescent.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Autumn weather is perfect for a picnic and a bushwalk in the park.

    Spring

    Walk one of the park's lovely trails in springtime to see wildflowers in bloom above the gorge.

    Summer

    Enjoy the shade of the gorge and dip your toes in the cool water of Bomaderry Creek.

    Winter

    Take one of the longer walks – the 5.5km She-Oak crossing walk along the gorge is just the thing on a sunny winter afternoon.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded

    42.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    8°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    2.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    304.4mm

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    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).

    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.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Pets

    You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

    Dog walking is permitted in this park away from picnic areas and children's play areas. You will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Nearby towns

    Bowral (41 km)

    Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Kangaroo Valley (12 km)

    Kangaroo Valley is a National Trust-listed village nestled between the Cambewarra and Barrengarry mountains. Less than two hours from Canberra and Sydney, Kangaroo Valley is one of the state's hidden gems. With a backdrop of rainforest greens, picturesque mountains, rolling pastures, lush valleys, and the Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley offers the perfect escape from the bustle of city life.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Nowra (3 km)

    Nowra is a historic city and the commercial heart of the Shoalhaven. It's on the Shoalhaven River close to beaches and national parks.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Learn more

    Falcon Crescent link track is in Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    A gorge of rainforest and sandstone

    She Oak Crossing walk, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. Photo: Pam Lunnon

    Bomaderry Creek has forged in the landscape a winding, cliff-lined gorge with sandstone outcrops and great slabs of fallen rock. The gorge not only looks dramatic, but also protects a diverse and beautiful environment, making it a wonderful spot to visit.

    • Falcon Crescent link track Take this track across the open wooded heath from North Nowra down into the beautiful gorge and link with the lovely walks of Bomaderry Creek.
    • She-Oak crossing walk This two hour walk through Bomaderry Creek Regional Park boasts a hidden gorge with sandstone rock faces and boulders, creek and rainforest, and is suitable for dog walking.

    Aboriginal cultural experience

    Mossy Gully, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. Photo: OEH

    Bomaderry Creek contains several sites of importance to its original inhabitants, and you're likely to see evidence of Aboriginal heritage such as rock shelters and axe-grinding grooves during your visit. The shade and abundant water and fish this unique place offered provided a welcoming environment for its dwellers, and it's full of stories of the past. Archaeological evidence and sites across the gorge country indicate that for the last 2000 years the park saw a diversity of use: for seasonal food gathering and possibly for ceremonial and social activity.

    • Bomaderry Creek picnic area Enjoy a bush picnic by the barbecue at Bomaderry Creek – it’s peaceful, surrounded by wildflowers and a short drive from Nowra on the Princes Highway.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.
    • Then and now: Aboriginal culture This excursion experience has been updated and is now being delivered in line with the new NSW Department of Education Curriculum. We will be revising this excursion's name and information online soon. Contact your local national parks office for more information about the updated excursion.

    Precious resources

    Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. Photo: OEH

    The water was important to European settlers as well as Aboriginal people. In 1938, a weir was built on Bomaderry Creek to provide the first reliable water supply for the town of Bomaderry. When the weir waters were no longer needed for town water, a section of the weir was taken out to allow Australian bass and other fish free movement along the creek in a fishway. You can see the weir from the lookout near the picnic area.

    Rare plants

    Bomaderry Creek, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park. Photo: OEH

    A walk through this lovely park in spring will reward you with the sight of an array of beautiful wildflowers. You'll find this small park surprisingly rich with threatened plant species, including the endangered Guinea flower, the vulnerable albatross mallee, and Bauer's midge orchid. But perhaps the most unique plant that calls this park home is the endangered Bomaderry zieria - it only grows within the park and surrounding bushland and nowhere else in the world. The park is also alive with animal activity - Australian bass and other fish use the fishway in the weir to travel upstream. Threatened species found here include the glossy black cockatoo, masked owl and yellow-bellied glider.

    • Bomaderry Creek picnic area Enjoy a bush picnic by the barbecue at Bomaderry Creek – it’s peaceful, surrounded by wildflowers and a short drive from Nowra on the Princes Highway.
    • She-Oak crossing walk This two hour walk through Bomaderry Creek Regional Park boasts a hidden gorge with sandstone rock faces and boulders, creek and rainforest, and is suitable for dog walking.

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    School excursions (2)

    Falcon Crescent plantlife, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park