Granite Falls – Morton National Park

Granite Falls is accessed off the Twelve Mile Forest Road a couple of kilometres south of the Sussex Inlet turn off on the Princes Highway. If coming from the north take care when slowing or stopping to turn as cars behind you will not have a lot of warning.

Six kilometres along the well formed gravel road (fine for 2WD except in the heaviest of rain) take the right indicating the Granite FallsĀ  car park. Follow the road for 800m and park.

The walk is an easy flat 10 minute stroll, NPWS have done a lot of work upgrading the area and have added interpretation signage covering the flora and history of logging and mining in the area.

The falls themselves are in a spectacular setting and the new overhanging viewing platform is an engineering marvel completed a year or 2 ago by the NPWS. While there may not be a lot of water running (needs much heavy rain on the escarpment as we found out, despite a week of heavy rain at Jervis Bay, the falls, around15-20km inland had missed out) the outlook is breathtaking – the textured colour and patina of the granite and the 70 metres drop are quite impressive. Wandandian Creek commences in the valley below and cuts through the rugged sandstone terrain. In fact the falls are something of an anomaly they are a granite island in a sea of sandstone.

Get up there if you get a chance and make the effort to venture a further kilometre on as a lovely area of lush rainforest with picnic and toilet facilities and some short walks surround the George Boyd lookout area where there are views to the coast.

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One Response to “Granite Falls – Morton National Park”

  1. Morton National Park Walking Tracks | Best Sydney Walks Says:

    […] short and easy Granite Falls walking trail south of Nowra guides you to a viewing platform from where you have panoramic views of the 63m high […]

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