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Fit and active visitors looking for a day's adventure won't want to miss Badgerys Spur walking track, a steep and challenging descent through a beautiful eucalyptus forest that skirts the edge of Ettrema Wilderness Area. Given the size of Morton National Park, there's a good chance you won't see many other people around, making this a perfect choice for anybody hoping for a bit of solitude in the wild.
Make sure you're well-prepared for your trip, bringing plenty of water and some sturdy shoes. Don't forget binoculars for a bit of birdwatching along the way. You might even be lucky enough to spot lace monitors and water dragons, too. After twisting down over 1.5km, the track crosses Dungeon Creek and finishes up on the bank of Shoalhaven River, where you can settle down for a leisurely, well-earned lunch, or pull on the swimmers for a dip in the water if temperatures are warm enough.
To extend the walk further, carry a tent into the informal campground by the river and make a night of it. Or consider connecting the walk to other treks in the neighbouring Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area. The possibilities are endless.
About the region
Easily accessible from Nowra, Morton National Park is great for a daytrip or school excursion. Visit Fitzroy Falls for scenic waterfall views; go mountain biking, walking or enjoy a picnic lunch.
Be enthralled by nature on a grand scale at Morton National Park. If the cascading Fitzroy Falls don’t leave you breathless, try the sweeping views from the top of Pigeon House Mountain Didthul.
This enormous park really does have something for everyone; whether you're an experienced bushwalker looking for remote wilderness hiking, a novice mountain biker looking for an easy ride or a keen photographer looking for some scenic waterfalls to capture.
You'll find imposing gorges dissecting the landscape alongside pockets of rainforest that are full of wildlife. There are a number of well equipped picnic areas and numerous informal spots where you can stop for a break to enjoy the view and if you'd like to go camping, head to Gambells Rest campground in the Bundanoon precinct of the park.
The park is easily accessible from Bundanoon, Kangaroo Valley, Nowra and Ulladulla, so it makes for a great day trip or weekend getaway.
To Badgery's Spur access. Badgerys Spur walking track is in the northern precinct of Morton National Park. To get there:From Sydney:Turn off Hume Highway just before Marulan onto Highland WayDrive to the township of TallongAt Tallong, turn right onto Caoura Road (at the general store on the corner) and follow the road to Badgerys Road. Follow this for 4km to the end.From Canberra:Turn right off Hume Highway just after Marulan onto Highland Way (take the Tallong and Bundanoon exit).At Tallong, turn right onto Caoura Road (at the general store on the corner) and follow the road to Badgerys Road. Follow this for 4km to the end. Park entry points Badgery's Spur access See on map Parking Parking is available at Badgerys lookout carpark.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.