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Kangaroo River walking track

Morton National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    7km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Kangaroo River walking track is in the Tallowa Dam Road precinct of Morton National Park. To get there from Kangaroo Valley:

    • Head west along Mount Scanzi Road, which turns into Tallowa Dam Road, for 15km.
    • Kangaroo River walking track is located on the northern (right-hand) side of the road. Look for the gate and trailhead sign.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available in the cleared area adjacent to the gate on Tallowa Dam Road.

    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'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.

    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).

    Permitted

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

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

    Fishing

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

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park

    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.

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