Morton National Park in southern NSW is in many respects, a bit unique straddling temperate inland vegetation to the west and the familiar colder conditions through to warmer temperate coastal vegetation at the eastern park border.
This park has a range of different walking experiences easily accessible to Sydney and Canberra hikers as well as local residents. It was impacted severely by the fires of late 2019 and early 2020; some areas suffered badly while others remained untouched so the environment may look a bit different to the images in this review
To make it easy to choose which ones you’ll do, we’ve collected the highlights together from this park. The following walks are listed by distance from the shortest to the longest. Click on each link for a full write up of the walk including how to get there. This is by no means a complete list of hikes for this park so we will add to it as we experience more of what Morton National Park has to offer.
The Eastern Rim Wildflower Walk at is the first section of the Eastern Rim Walk at Fitzroy Falls. Its a great little walk for those short on time and fitness.
Warrawong Wookout on the Eastern Rim Wildflower walk
Another short walk through some very picturesque vegetation.
Trail example on the Little Forest Walking Track
This is the pick of the walks from the visitor centre at Fitzroy Falls with the highlight being a number of waterfalls – so many that it could easily be renamed the Waterfall Walk!
Just one of the waterfalls on the Western Rim Walking Track
A hard walk down to the Shoalhaven River and one that many people do over two days, camping near the river below. This walk provides opportunity to take in the great vistas.
View down to the Shoalhaven River on the Badgerys Spur Walking Track
One of the most popular walks on the NSW south coast and worth doing many times.
View to Pigeon House
A longer version of the Eastern Rim Wildflower Walk that provides access to additional valley lookouts.
Starting at the same car park as the Little Forest Walking Track, this walk heads out to one of the nearby valley lookouts.
Sitting on the ledge at Florence Head
This trail is well worth doing throughout the year to experience the differences in the plant and animal life. In addition, this is an excellent training walk (particularly just after it has rained) for those planning on doing some longer trails and wanting to gain experience.
View on the Mount Bushwalker Walk
The Rusden Head Walking Track varies from natural track through to timber boardwalks (in a few areas where it becomes quite muddy) and the very occasional bit of rock as you start approaching the cliff edge. This track is easy to walk and negotiate.
Looking from the Rusden Head cliff face towards Pigeon House Mountain