Morton National Park

Cycling

Cycling on tracks and trails is a great way to experience the remarkable diversity of nature and magnificent landscapes found in parks.

There are literally thousands of kilometres of management trails open to cyclists criss-crossing parks in NSW. For the adventurous, exhilarating mountain bike single-track and multi-track experiences are available in certain national parks. For more information on cycling opportunities in the national parks of NSW go to our cycling home page. Please take time to find out about some simple Rules of the trail and safety when cycling in parks before setting out.

Cyclists will find several places to ride in the northern section of Morton National Park. These range from easy 30 minute rides to overnight rides.

You can also ride on fire trails and country lanes around the Fitzroy Falls and Belmore Falls area. These country lanes link both waterfalls

Bundanoon cycling route - 15km

Mountain biking (easy, 3 hours )

Road cycling

General information

Bundanoon cycling route is in Morton National Park and offers an easy, yet rewarding, day on the bike for all the family. Boasting amazing views from Southern Highland escarpment lookouts, this mountain bike track offers an assortment of picnic areas and undulating unsealed roads through the forest.

The trail weaves through open forest, alive with banksias and flowering shrubs, until you come to the edge of the escarpment formed by Bundanoon Creek. You’ll need to push your bike along the short walking paths to Tooths, Sunrise Point and Grand Canyon lookouts, but the vistas across Morton National Park are well worth the effort. Pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely lunch along the way.

If you haven’t brought your own bike, they can be rented from the Bundanoon cycle shop near the railway station.

Opening hours: Bundanoon cycling route is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Bundanoon cycling route - 15km

Mountain biking (easy, 3 hours )

Road cycling

General information

Bundanoon cycling route is in Morton National Park and offers an easy, yet rewarding, day on the bike for all the family. Boasting amazing views from Southern Highland escarpment lookouts, this mountain bike track offers an assortment of picnic areas and undulating unsealed roads through the forest.

The trail weaves through open forest, alive with banksias and flowering shrubs, until you come to the edge of the escarpment formed by Bundanoon Creek. You’ll need to push your bike along the short walking paths to Tooths, Sunrise Point and Grand Canyon lookouts, but the vistas across Morton National Park are well worth the effort. Pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely lunch along the way.

If you haven’t brought your own bike, they can be rented from the Bundanoon cycle shop near the railway station.

Opening hours: Bundanoon cycling route is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley cycling route - 30km

Mountain biking (medium difficulty, 8 hours )

General information

Riding along trails on Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley cycling route, you’ll see the best of Morton National Park. Some sections of the 30km bike ride are steep, making it a challenging adventure for all types of bikers.

Cycling to the top of Meryla Pass, head down through Yarrunga Creek Valley and finish in one of the most beautiful towns in the Southern Highlands. Some bike riders do the journey in a day, but there’s also the option make a weekend getaway to camp overnight at Griffins Farm.

Choose from one of many scenic spots nearby to enjoy a leisurely lunch with some snacks. Don’t forget your camera if you want to capture some spectacular scenery. Be sure to keep an eye out for wombats, kangaroos and lyrebirds, living in the area.

Location:  shown on Fitzroy Falls map

Opening hours: Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley cycling route is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Illawarra tourism route - 120km each way (one-way route)

Car touring

Mountain biking

Road cycling

General information

Take in the beauty of the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Morton National Park from the comfort of your car on the Illawarra tourism route.

After fuelling up with petrol and a cuppa in Bowral take Nowra Road to Fitzroy Falls, travelling through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country. Stop to walk to the falls and collect maps from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, then continue on to Belmore Falls, absorbing striking views over the sandstone escarpment and deep valleys as you drive.

From Belmore Falls in Morton National Park, drive through lush rainforest to Robertson; be sure to stop and enjoy a range of cafés, restaurants and bakeries in Robertson.

Stopping for a family photo in front of the Big Potato is a must, and then continue down Jamberoo Mountain Road via Carrington Falls in Budderoo National Park. Enjoy a picnic and the fantastic lookouts at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve before making your way to lovely Kiama. Check out the blowhole, go fishing or relax in one of the seaside cafes.

Then, whenever you’re ready, return to Sydney via Wollongong or head up Macquarie Pass to Bowral and on to Canberra or Sydney.

Illawarra tourism route - 120km each way (one-way route)

Car touring

Mountain biking

Road cycling

General information

Take in the beauty of the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Morton National Park from the comfort of your car on the Illawarra tourism route.

After fuelling up with petrol and a cuppa in Bowral take Nowra Road to Fitzroy Falls, travelling through the rolling hills and pretty pastures of farming country. Stop to walk to the falls and collect maps from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, then continue on to Belmore Falls, absorbing striking views over the sandstone escarpment and deep valleys as you drive.

From Belmore Falls in Morton National Park, drive through lush rainforest to Robertson; be sure to stop and enjoy a range of cafés, restaurants and bakeries in Robertson.

Stopping for a family photo in front of the Big Potato is a must, and then continue down Jamberoo Mountain Road via Carrington Falls in Budderoo National Park. Enjoy a picnic and the fantastic lookouts at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve before making your way to lovely Kiama. Check out the blowhole, go fishing or relax in one of the seaside cafes.

Then, whenever you’re ready, return to Sydney via Wollongong or head up Macquarie Pass to Bowral and on to Canberra or Sydney.

Cycling: events and activities

Commercial activity

Higher Ground Group

As one of Australia's leading outdoor education providers, Higher Ground specialises in the development of individually customised, curriculum integrated, sequential programs with dynamic, high quality delivery.

We offer a large range of programming options from centre-based to full expedition experiences in a host of locations throughout NSW and QLD. We have the ability to provide an option to cater to every group's programming and budgetary requirements.

More info: Higher Ground Group, Phone: 1300 093 316

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Commercial activity

Life's an Adventure

Visitors to Sydney and the Blue Mountains will love Life's An Adventure's extensive range of active day experiences and overnight adventures. Choose from a range of unique and personalised kayaking, hiking and mountain biking guided tours with a maximum of 15 participants. Adventures are paced to suit you, with average fitness levels suitable for most activities. Tours are available daily and include gourmet food and the option of hotel pick-ups from the Sydney CBD or Manly area.

More info: Life's an Adventure, Phone: 02 9913 8939 (international +612 9913 8939)

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Commercial activity

Southbound Adventures

A morning paddleSouthbound Adventures provides quality outdoor education for school groups. Tailored programs that challenge, build confidence and enrich young people's lives. Outdoor Education is truly a remarkable experience, it magnifies extraordinary moments and makes for powerful memories that enhance young people's lives with a strong sense of personal strength and purpose.

We will work closely with you to develop each program to ensure your individual outcomes are achieved. You will be able to select from a number of venues including National Parks in close proximity to Sydney and private campsites throughout the greater Sydney Metropolitan area.

Southbound Adventures fully qualified and friendly team will make every participants experience on each of our Outdoor Education Programs unique and full of experiential learning moments.

More info: Southbound Adventures, Phone: 02 4257 4888 (international +612 4257 4888)

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Commercial activity

The Outdoor Education Group

Bushwalking ProgramsThe Outdoor Education Group (OEG) is a unique, independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides experiential adventure-based learning programs to schools throughout NSW and Victoria. OEG runs programs in a diverse range of natural environments throughout NSW.

Our programs run from one day up to 30 days and offer activities such as bush walking, canoeing, rafting, cycling, snow shoeing and many more.

OEG envisages a world where more people respect and take responsibility for themselves, others and the natural world, and act to support positive relationships, healthy communities and the sustainability of life.

Our mission is to deliver excellence in outdoor education through partnerships with schools in order to prepare young people for the personal, social and environmental challenges in their lives.

More info: The Outdoor Education Group, Phone: 02 4869 6700 (international +612 4869 6700)

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