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Griffins walking track

Morton National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    8 - 10hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    11km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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    Griffins walking track is in the Yarrunga Valley precinct of Morton National Park. To get there from Kangaroo Valley:

    • Head west from Moss Vale Road for 11km along Bendeela Road
    • Go past the pondage as the road becomes Jacks Corner Road. Continue until you reach the Morton National Park trailhead gate at the bottom of Griffins walking track. This is known as Jacks Corner.
    • Alternatively, from Moss Vale, head towards Nowra on Yarrawa Road.
    • Turn right onto Meryla Road and follow it for 16km through Meryla State Forest to the top of Griffins walking track. This is known as Meryla Pass.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to Griffins walking track can become boggy when it rains.

    Parking

    Parking is available at both ends of the track at Jacks Corner and at the top of Meryla Pass.

    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.

    Facilities

    • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
    • Where there are no toilets, please ensure you dig a 15cm deep hole and bury all toilet waste. Please also ensure you’re at least 100m away from any watercourses.

    Drinking water

    You'll need to bring your own drinking and cooking water

    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.

    The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking. 

    This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

    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.

    Don’t try to cross creeks in flood or following heavy rainfall.

    Permitted

    Fishing

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

    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.

    Griffins 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.

      Buy annual pass

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    Griffins walking track, Morton National Park. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk