5. Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls is a village in the Wingecarribee Shire, located within the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The locality was known as Yarrunga, but was renamed after the 81-metre waterfall. At the 2016 census, Fitzroy Falls had a population of 216. 

Fitzroy Falls offers a spectacular national park experience. In addition to magnificent waterfalls, it is a great place to experience a lyrebird singing along one of the walking tracks, vistas into the rainforest gullies of Morton National Park from one or more of the many lookouts, a bush picnic by the creek or a refreshing cuppa in the Falls Cafe.

When you pull up at Fitzroy Falls picnic area, you’ll hear the waterfalls before you see them. It’s a short walk to the spectacular Fitzroy Falls, where water plummets over 80m to the deep rainforest ravine below and the views across the escarpment are not to be missed.

                

As you’re sparking up the barbecue or unpacking the picnic, you might see one of the resident lyrebirds or an inquisitive swamp wallaby. Green catbirds and eastern whipbirds live in the surrounding bushland, so keep an ear out for their distinctive calls. Look for the iconic waratah, the state flower of NSW, with its long stem and vibrant red flower in spring.

If you feel like stretching your legs, try the West Rim walking track or if you’re visiting in spring don’t miss the East Rim wildflower walk.

Running from Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre to Warrawong lookout in the northern section of the park, this self-guided wildflower walk is a nature-lover’s dream.

Offering a delightful excursion through diverse native plants and trees, the East Rim and Wildflower walking tracks are both scenic and informative. Spot the colourful flowers as you roam the track past a cornucopia of plant communities including dry eucalypt forests, grassy woodlands, heathlands and rainforest areas just bursting with birds. You’ll encounter spectacular lookouts with views over the valley as you go, along with helpful signs pointing out interesting flowers, useful hints and details on changing environment.

The first 1.25 kilometre, known as Wildflower walk, is an easy stroll that’ll introduce you to the beautiful scenery of Morton National Park. If you’re feeling fit and energised, it’s easy to extend the walk by following East Rim walk. You’ll find several more lookouts that make this walk a photographer’s dream in the right light.

1301 Nowra Road
Fitzroy Falls NSW 2577
(02) 4887 7270
https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/southern-highlands/fitzroy-falls

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