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Badgerys Spur walking track is a 3.5km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Morton National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
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
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.
9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
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.