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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.
Parking is available at the beginning of the Pigeon House Mountain Didthul walking track, next to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul picnic area.
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.
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.
The road to Pigeon House Mountain Didthul can become boggy when it rains - check the weather before setting out.
- 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.
Max elevation: 660 m
Min elevation: 239 m
Total climbing: 438 m
Total descent: -438 m
Hike contributed by Lou-Ellen Varty