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Bungonia became a State Conservation Area in 1974 adjoins Bungonia and Morton National Park. The park is well known for bushwalking, canyoning, and caving.

If you are looking for an adventures hike; the red track in Bungonia, Morton National Park may be the right one for you. The hike leads through the riverbed which should be dried-out. An early start is recommended. This trail is almost not marked. It takes some time to find the best way through the riverbed, to ford the creek, and to climb the huge rocks as well.

Climbing huge rocks in the Bungonia Creek

Good months for this strenuous trail are April/May (end of summer, the beginning of fall) and the winter as well. Usually, there is not the same boiling heat as you experience in summer. You should start early for two reasons. First, in summer, it'll be boiling hot in the Slot Canyon, and the steep way back up to the top without any shelter is quite hard. Second, this area is affected by blasting from the mine at about 3 p.m. This can cause falling rocks and boulders.


Bungonia is still a little gem and not overrun. If you are seeking for a quiet spot during the Christmas holidays this is a good choice.

Lyrebird in the bush in Bungonia
Lyrebird in the bush


More rainfall from November to February with its peak in November and February. During summer day temps are often around 25°C though in the Slot Canyon it's really hot. Nights are pretty cool; comfortable for camping. Winter months are drier and sunnier. The day temps are mild around 12°C but nights are cold almost 0°C.

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The Fitz Roy Falls are within Morton National Park. The popular waterfall is 81 meters high. It is a short stroll to the first lookout at the top of the waterfall.

From afternoon onwards is the best light for the waterfall and tour buses already left the park. In the morning the waterfall is in shade. The flow of the waterfall is best after heavy rainfall.

The Fitz Roy Falls are close to the B73 and a two hours' drive only from Sydney. The falls lookouts are easily accessible with a short walk. More crowded in summer and at weekends. In the afternoon most of the tour buses already left the National Park. This is the best time of the day to enjoy bush walking and the falls.

More rainfall from November to February with the peak in Nov. and Feb. In summer day temperatures are often around 25 degrees and higher. Nights are pretty cool. Winter months are drier and sunnier and frost is not common. Nevertheless, spring, summer, and autumn are great seasons for hiking. The Visitor Center is open daily except for Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

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