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Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre and Falls Caf
offer Highlands visitors a unique historic
National Parks experience. An elevated
walkway takes you to the main lookout
providing one of the most spectacular
you will see the fantastic variety of flora
and fauna, including the wonderful
Lyrebirds. Enjoy walks along the edge
of the escarpment with views from 15
lookouts. Tourist information, maps,
interactive displays, Australian made
souvenirs, and local crafts are available
from the Visitors Centre. Visitors may have
a picnic in the huts by the creek, you may
even spot a platypus.
Group bookings are available to
experience Aboriginal culture. Phone
02 4887 7270 Enjoy a meal at the Falls
Caf OPEN 7 Days from 9am -- 5.30pm
phone 02 4887 7219.
views of the waterfall and
During the Win
National Parks and Wildlife Service
For more information, visit our web site at www.environment.nsw.gov.au
or request a copy of the program by calling 02 4887 7270.
Take the elevated walkway to the main lookout along
a 150m, wheelchair accessible path, and take in the
spectacular views of the waterfall and rainforest gullies.
If you are feeling energetic, there are two longer walks
along the edge of the escarpment that offer magnificent
views of the valley and rainforest gullies.
Vehicle entry fee applies. Park use fee machines are
located in the carpark.
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre and Falls Café is open seven
days. 5.30pm during daylight
A two-minute walk to the main lookout will give you a
spectacular view of Fitzroy Falls. Listen to the sound of the
lyrebirds singing as you walk along the tracks or sit by
the creek, enjoy the bush music and see if you can spot a
Access to the waterfall and lookouts is possible during
Pick up all the information you need to enjoy your stay from
the Tourist Information Centre.
This award winning visitor centre is in the northern part
of Morton National Park, surrounded by eucalypt forest
and temperate rainforest. The design theme of the centre
is 'Sandstone and Water'. The significance of these two
elements in the surrounding landscape is spectacularly
demonstrated by Fitzroy Falls itself as it cascades from the
sandstone escarpment into the rainforest below.
Maps, interpretive displays, Australian made souvenirs,
local craft and annual parks passes are also available from
Friendly and helpful staff can advise you on which walks
would suit you best and share their knowledge of the many
walks in the region.
Take time to absorb the flora, fauna and heritage displays
while you are there.
Once you are armed with everything you need you can set
off to explore the delights that await you.
Photo: Micheal Van Ewijk
Words: Linda Lambrechts
IN THE HEART OF THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS LIES
A UNIQUE NATIONAL PARK EXPERIENCE.
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