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East Rim and Wildflower walking tracks is a 6.7km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Morton National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
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.
Offering a delightful excursion through diverse native plants and trees, the East Rim and Wildflower walking tracks are 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.
The first 1.25km, known as Wildflower walk, is an easy stroll that’ll introduce you to the the beautiful scenery of Morton National Park. If you’re feeling fit and energised, it’s easy to extend the walk by following East Rim walk. You’ll find several more lookouts that make this walk a photographers dream in the right light.
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.
East Rim and Wildflower walking tracks are in the northern precinct of Morton National Park. The tracks begin at the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre on Nowra Road.It’s a half-hour drive from Moss Vale to Fitzroy Falls along Nowra RoadFrom Nowra, take the Princes Highway to the Southern Highlands via Kangaroo ValleyFrom Wollongong it’s about an hour to Fitzroy Falls along the Illawarra Highway Parking Parking is available at the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre where the walks begins. A daily motor vehicle fee applies at the visitor centre carpark.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
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.