Kangaroo River walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Kangaroo River Firetrail, Moollattoo

  • End: Kangaroo River Firetrail, Moollattoo

  • Location: Morton National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 172 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.77234713

  • Longitude: 150.3841732

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Kangaroo River walking track is a 7km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Morton National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A short walk down to Kangaroo River (Lake Yarrunga) offers the sort of solitude and pristine nature that makes our national parks such treasures. Bring some swimmers and a picnic lunch for a relaxing afternoon by the water, or carry in a tent and make a thrilling night of it. Endangered owls and arboreal mammals live in the trees and come out after dusk, making the evening experience completely different.
Kangaroo River walking track threads off Tallowa Dam Road, 15km west of Kangaroo Valley, and extends 3.5km downhill. There are several steep sections along the way, but the unusual wave-like rock formations make it a fascinating trek. Carry some binoculars if birdwatching is an interest, waterbirds, gang-gang cockatoos, and little lorikeets are regularly sighted in the area.
If you're into fishing, carry a rod and some bait down to the edge of the river, as bass and carp are plentiful in Lake Yarrunga.

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.

Getting there

To Kangaroo River access. Kangaroo River walking track is in the Tallowa Dam Road precinct of Morton National Park. To get there from Kangaroo Valley:Head west along Mount Scanzi Road, which turns into Tallowa Dam Road, for 15km.Kangaroo River walking track is located on the northern (right-hand) side of the road. Look for the gate and trailhead sign. Park entry points Kangaroo River access See on map Parking Parking is available in the cleared area adjacent to the gate on Tallowa Dam Road.

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.

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