National parks in the NSW Southern Highlands contain some of the region's most popular visitor destinations. Three of these areas are located within Morton National Park while Carrington Falls is found in the adjacent Budderoo National Park. Perched on the edge of the Southern Highlands escarpment, they offer striking views over the adjacent river valleys leading down to the Shoalhaven River and along the spectacular sandstone escarpment.
With its rainforest gullies, wildflowers, colourful parrots and rosellas, and many other native animals, Fitzroy Falls is the main attraction at Morton National Park. The boardwalk along the creek, through restored native bushland, takes you to a lookout at the top of the Falls (about 100m).
Fitzroy FallsThis small village is best known for the waterfall that plunges spectacularly into the thick eucalypt forests of the valley beneath the escarpment. It is one of many waterfalls in Morton National Park. Nearby Belmore Falls is equally dramatic and easy to access. In 1882, 4,000 acres were set aside as a reserve, forming the basis of the vast national park that exists today.
There are well cut paths and easy stairways, resting places and signs strategically placed to identify native fauna and flora. Go bushwalking along the escarpment - the nearest trail is a 1.6km round trip to a lookout where you'll see the full glory of the falls.
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. Tourist information, maps, interpretative displays, souvenirs, local craft, annual Parks Passes and Discovery Tours (prior booking required) are available at the Visitor Centre.
Tree Tops Guesthouse
Tree Tops Guesthouse in Bundanoon is set in the Southern Highlands, surrounded by cottage gardens and close to the Morton National Park and Glow Worm Glen. Tree Tops is a small exclusive guest house which envelopes you in charm and provides an escape from those "conventional" motels and hotels. Enjoy roaring log fires in the cool months and cool mountain air in the warm months and of course, the very special service only a Tree Tops Guesthouse getaway can bring.
Glow Worms Retreat
At Glow Worms Retreat enjoy spectacular views over the Bundanoon Escarpment and quiet bushwalks through Morton National Park and surrounds. The property offers a comfortable and well appointed self-contained unit adjoining Morton National Park and Glow Worm Glen in the Southern Highlands. Just two hours drive from Sydney, they cater for one or two guests in a unit that contains a double bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom.
Bundanoon is known for the peace and beauty of the surrounding countryside, bushwalking and bicycle riding and the annual Scottish "Brigadoon" festival in April.
Twin Falls Bush Cottages
Twin Falls Bush Cottages are set on 50 acres of beautiful, unspoilt bushland, backing onto the magnificent Morton National Park. In perfect harmony with their surroundings, the five cedar cottages have a hexagonal shape which provides capture the warmth of the winter sunshine and perfect views of the surrounding bush.