Budawangs Walking and Camping Strategy

A strategy to manage the impacts of wilderness walking and camping in the Northern Budawang Range, Morton National Park

The area known as the ‘Budawangs’ is located in the southern part of Morton National Park, west of the town of Ulladulla and south of the Braidwood Road. Most of the area lies within the declared Budawang Wilderness, which extends into the adjacent Budawang National Park. Wilderness declaration requires the area to be managed to protect its wilderness values, including its substantially unmodified state and provision of opportunities for solitude and self-reliant recreation.

1 April 2007
Department of Environment and Climate Change
Publication, Strategic plan
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It was prepared in response to increasing concern about visitor impacts and recognition of the need to ensure that use is sustainable. The Strategy describes the Budawangs' conservation values, issues, use patterns, impacts, legislative background and management works undertaken. It sets out NPWS requirements for use of the area including limits on group size, cave camping and wood fires.

The Strategy also describes management policies regarding track management, signage and camping areas and includes a number of actions related to education, environmental protection and monitoring.

See also: Requirements and guidelines for walking in the Budawang Wilderness, Morton National Park (PDF 285KB)