Pigeon House Mountain Didthul
  • Length: 5.7km

  • Duration: 2-3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Pigeon house mt carpark

  • End: Pigeon house mt carpark

  • Closest Town: Milton

  • Location: Morton National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 257.7km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.367006

  • Longitude: 150.255925

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Pigeon House Mountain Didthul is a 5.7km, grade 4 return hike located in the Morton National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 2-3hrs to complete.

Summary

The Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track is one of the best walks in Morton National Park and on the south coast. The walk is in the park’s southern section. The walk is pretty steep in parts, but terrific views make it worthwhile.

You’ll hike through forest, heathland and age-old sandstone before coming to the best part – negotiating a series of ladders that lead you to the summit and the view.

Take in the captivating sight of cliffs and gorges within the Budawang Wilderness, all carved by the Clyde River. On clear days, you may be able to see as far as Jervis Bay and Bermagui. You might even spot a lyrebird along the final portion of the track, where you can also check out rare Pigeon House Ash eucalypts.

Enjoy some lunch at the top of the mountain, or head back down to the picnic area at the start of the walk for a well-deserved lunch.

Getting There

Pigeon House Mountain, Didhul walking track is in the southern section of Morton National Park. To get there:

From Milton, turn off Princes Highway, following signs marked ‘Pigeon House’ (this will take you along Croobyar Road, Woodstock Road and Yadboro Road). The walk begins in the picnic area off Yadboro Road.

Road quality

The road to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul can become boggy when it rains – check the weather before setting out.

Parking

Parking is available at the beginning of the Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, next to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area.

Tips

  • Good hiking boots as track is quiet uneven and often muddy in some parts, and definitely a camera as views are amazing.
  • It’s best to walk this track in dry weather as it is very steep and involves some ladders, you’ll also enjoy better views.
  • The Budawangs is a declared wilderness area and to protect the environment there are some restrictions on group sizes, firewood use and camping locations, including camping in rock overhangs. Please refer to the Guidelines for walking in the Budawang Wilderness.

 

Total distance: 5746 m
Max elevation: 659 m
Min elevation: 239 m
Total climbing: 440 m
Total descent: -440 m
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Hike contributed by Lou-Ellen Varty

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