Australasia / New South Wales

Autumn Downunder: Morton National Park, NSW, Australia

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Fitzroy Falls at Morton National Park

After a couple of days at Jervis Bay, we decided to take a day trip inland to Morton National Park and see the rainforests and deep sandstone gorges of the NSW Southern Highlands.

We headed for Fitzroy Falls, which is an hour’s drive away from Jervis Bay, through the lush (and wonderfully named) Kangeroo Valley.

I mean, really, who could resist a drive through a place named Kangeroo Valley?

Fitzroy Falls itself is a magnificent 80 metre high waterfall, crisscrossed with rainbows. J was fascinated by both the sound and the sight of this beautiful cascade and kept craning his neck to watch the water plunging over the red sandstone escarpment into the valley below.

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Feeling warm after a long walk

We were really impressed by the Fitzroy Falls visitor centre. The walks surrounding the visitors centre were all on elevated boardwalks which were wide and wheelchair assessible, so it’s a great place to take a tiny infant if you want an easy stroll with a pram.

Along the boardwalk were many information boards detailing the history and geography of the region as well as intimate details about the habits of the local fauna. Each of these boards are beautifully illustrated with colourful (and entertaining) cartoons which are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!

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Well laid out information boards

After exploring bushland around the Fitzroy Falls Picnic Grounds, we headed back to the Visitor Centre for a tasty lunch at the cafe. J was starting to feel hot and tired by this time, so we headed back to Jervis Bay so that our little fellow could take a nice long afternoon nap!

P.S. Jump to the first stop on the Autumn Downunder Roadtrip series.

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