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Morton National Park

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Morton National Park, about an hour’s drive north west from Mollymook, offers sandstone scenery, sweeping views and a feeling of true wilderness. There are spectacular waterfalls, mountains and plateaus which afford fine views of the coastline and numerous opportunities for challenging and remote bushwalking. The park is home to the landmark Pigeon House Mountain and other impressive peaks, such as Shrouded Gods Mountain, the Byangee Walls and The Castle.

There is plenty of native wildlife in the park. As well as kangaroos, wallabies and possums, you can spot (or at the very least, hear) lots of colourful birds, including lyrebirds and bowerbirds.

For information on the park, there is an excellent Visitor Centre at Fitzroy Falls. This is located right at the waterfall and has a café, souvenir shop and toilets. There are also boardwalks and viewpoints, picnic facilities and barbeques.

Bush camping is permitted throughout most of the park. There is also a serviced camping ground at Bundanoon, on the north western side of the park, which offers facilities including hot showers and barbeques, as well as a bicycle hire shop. The park is perfect for exploring by bike.

There are a number of picnic grounds in the park; one of the nicest is at Gambell's Rest, which is particularly popular with families. It is also possible to camp here too and there are barbeques, toilets and water available.

There are 14 walking trails in the park, ranging from easy circuits to very challenging, full-day climbs. Some of the sights you can enjoy on these walks include descents into old coal mines and Glow Worm Glen, a rocky rift with overhanging caves, home to the fascinating glow worms, amazing insects which - quite literally - glow in the dark, and make for quite a spectacle.

Access to the park’s southern entrance is via Milton/Ulladulla to the east or Goulburn/Braidwood to the west. There are also daily bus services to the park from Parramatta and Moss Vale railway stations.

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