Morton National Park

Driving trips

Car touring

Most of the popular attractions in the park are around the perimeter with a major unsealed road, from Nowra to Braidwood, through the middle.

4WD and trail bike touring

The unsealed roads in the park lead to popular areas such as Belmore Falls, Tianjara Falls, Beehive Point and Danjera Dam, and are not exclusive to 4WD vehicles. There are some limited opportunities for 4WD touring in the area and information is available on the Nowra Forestry Map or the Best Bush Map.

Tianjara Fire Trail - 17km

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

4WD and trail bike touring

General information

This fire trail starts from the Nowra to Braidwood Road west of Tianjara Falls. It's a dry weather only trail and you'll need a permit from the Ulladulla NPWS Office (02 44549500). The trail finishes at Porters Creek Dam, then follow the road to the Princes Highway north of Milton, near the Lake Conjola turnoff. It passes through interesting bush with some hills.


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Closure

Tianjara Fire Trail Closed

Due to environmental damage the Tianjara Fire trail is closed. The trail will be closed until urgent work can be carried out. The trail is currently impassable. For further infomation please call Ulladulla NPWS 02 4454 9500.

Coast to the Highlands scenic drive – Kangaroo Valley - 100km each way (one-way route)

Wheelchair access: easy

Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre has wheelchair-accessible toilets, as well as ramps to the first lookout.

Car touring (easy, 2 hours each way)

General information

For spectacular scenery through the lush rainforest, waterfalls and mountains of NSW Southern Highlands, enjoy a driving route along the superb Coast to the Highlands scenic drive. Leading from Nowra to Goulburn, through the beautiful Kangaroo Valley, this drive offers plenty of options for walking, picnics and scenic views, making it a perfect family day out.

Following the lush tree-lined road over Cambewarra Mountain, Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park is a magnificent sight after heavy rain, and Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is well worth a visit. Near Bundanoon, there are loads of walks to suit everyone and if you’re tempted to stay a while, there's camping at Gambells Rest campground.

Be sure to stop at Long Point lookout for spectacular scenic views over the deep Shoalhaven Gorge and the magnificent West Ettrema Wilderness. It’s an ideal spot for some photography.

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.

Driving trips: events and activities

Commercial activity

Colourful Trips

South Coast day tripColourful Trips is a tour operator and travel agency specialising in the international youth and adventure market. We offer a schedule of regular departures for day trips from Sydney that give people the opportunity to explore the amazing range of national parks on offer, within a three hour driving radius from Sydney.

Private or charter groups are also catered for so call us or send an email, so we can help you explore nature.

More info: Colourful Trips, Phone: 02 9318 0853 (international +612 9318 0853)

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Commercial activity

Colourful Trips

South Coast day tripColourful Trips is a tour operator and travel agency specialising in the international youth and adventure market. We offer a schedule of regular departures for day trips from Sydney that give people the opportunity to explore the amazing range of national parks on offer, within a three hour driving radius from Sydney.

Private or charter groups are also catered for so call us or send an email, so we can help you explore nature.

More info: Colourful Trips, Phone: 02 9318 0853 (international +612 9318 0853)

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Commercial activity

Getabout Adventures

Experience natureJoin Getabout Adventures for a tour or training, and experience our award winning service. As the first nationally accredited tour operator in NSW, our tours are informative, fun and educational.

Our instructors and guides are committed to providing an enjoyable and safe experience. You can tag along in your own vehicle or join as a passenger in our luxury vehicles. Getabout with us and get an adventure of a lifetime!

More info: Getabout Adventures, Phone: 1300 660 320

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Commercial activity

Great Divide Tours

Families are welcome on our toursGreat Divide Tours was established in 1990 and offers unique 4WD tag-along tour experiences in most NSW national parks. We organise your itinerary and know all the best places to visit and camp.

Our experienced guides make sure you have a safe and rewarding holiday as they lead you on your adventure. Drive your own 4WD or let us arrange to hire one for you.

More info: Great Divide Tours, Phone: 02 9913 1395 (international +612 9913 1395)

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Commercial activity

Sydney Wildlife & Adventure Tours

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