Morton National Park

Summary

Found in Regional NSW near Bundanoon.

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History

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Features

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Access

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Maps

NSW, National Parks and Wilfelife Service: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/-/media/npws/maps/pdfs/parks/morton-national-park/morton-national-park-map.pdf

Accommodation

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Contact details

NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/morton-national-park

Medium
7 km return
2.5 hrs

East Rim Track (Full)

Running from Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre to Warrawong lookout in the northern section of the park, this self-guided wildflower walk is a nature-lover’s dream. (You can also combine this trac with the West Rim track to make a longer walk - the East Rim track is the less busy/popular option, and not as spectacular as the West Rim Track).

Offering a delightful excursion through diverse native plants and trees, the East Rim Wildflower walking track is both scenic and informative. Spot the colourful flowers as you roam the track past a cornucopia of plant communities including dry eucalypt forests, grassy woodlands, heathlands and rainforest areas just bursting with birds. You’ll encounter spectacular lookouts with views over the valley as you go, along with helpful signs pointing out interesting flowers, useful hints and details on changing environment.

Very Easy

Echo Point Lookout

A very short walk to a very spectacular lookout of surrounding area.

Medium
2.25 km return
45 mins

Erith Coal Mine Track

This short, steep walk through woodland, heath and rainforest leads to a mine that was open from the 1860s to 1915. The metre thick coal seam was of poor quality and only used for goods engines. For safety reasons, fencing prevents entry to the mine. This walk can also be undertaken from the Erith Coal Mine car park off Echo Point Road.

Medium
2.5 km return
90 mins

Fairy Bower Falls Walk

This walk will take you to top viewing platform of the falls and below. The way down is a bit steep in areas but well worth the effort. Once you reach the base of the falls you will be rewarded with lush green area with water flowing over the cliffs and into the rock pool.

Medium
600 m return
15 mins

Fern Glen Track

This short walk leads to a moist, rocky haven – home to some gigantic king ferns and other moisture-loving plants.

Easy
750 m return
30 mins

Lovers Walk

Connecting Echo Point picnic area with Bonnie View, this easy walking track offers a quiet 750m stroll through open forest, with scenic views as a reward at either end. Beginning behind the Echo Point picnic shelter, the track blooms in spring with beautiful wildflowers like yellow banksia and purple geebungs. It also offers a terrific place for native birdwatching at any time of year – gang gang cockatoos are particularly beautiful.

Medium
1 km return
20 mins

Mount Carnavon Track

Mount Carnarvon walking track connects Echo Point picnic area with an isolated hilltop lookout, offering terrific birdwatching and a place to have lunch afterwards.

Medium
2 km return
40 mins

Riverview Walk

A pretty walk across Fern Tree Gully through eucalypt forest to Riverview Lookout.

Very Hard
14 km return
10 hrs

The Castle

An ascent up one of the best and most challenging day walks in NSW.

Medium
3.5 km return
90 mins

West Rim Track

For a delightful walk through pristine eucalypt forests and lush rainforest, the easy/moderate West Rim walking track offers spectacular views of dramatic gorges and waterfalls in Morton National Park, near Robertson. The nearby Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre offers loads of information on the local highlights, as well as delicious meals, making this walk ideal for family outings and a highlight of a car tour of the Southern Highlands. (You can also combine the East and West Rim trails for a longer walk - the West Rim track is much more scenic - and much more popular. On a public holiday it gets busy!)

Following this gently undulating track, you’ll trace the western edge of the horseshoe shaped escarpment leading to Renown lookout. With lookouts along the way, there’s plenty of opportunity to stop and enjoy the sweeping views of deep river valleys and waterfalls.

Enjoy the lush ferns and towering forest canopy of coachwood, bloodwood and lilly pilly. Look for the flowering boronia as well as the purple flowering chocolate lilies, with their distinctive scent, in the spring.