Morton National Park

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Morton National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Belmore Falls.jpg
Morton National Park is located in New South Wales
Morton National Park
Morton National Park
State New South Wales
Nearest town or city Basin View
Coordinates 35°10′55″S 150°12′29″E / 35.18194°S 150.20806°E / -35.18194; 150.20806Coordinates: 35°10′55″S 150°12′29″E / 35.18194°S 150.20806°E / -35.18194; 150.20806
Area 199,745 ha (493,580 acres)
Established 1 October 1967 (1967-10-01)
Managing authorities National Parks & Wildlife Service
Website Morton National Park

The Morton National Park is a 199,745-hectare (493,580-acre)[1] national park located in the Southern Highlands, South Coast and Illawarra regions of New South Wales, Australia, situated approximately 170 kilometres (110 mi) south southwest of Sydney.

Location and features[edit]

The most notable attractions are the Fitzroy Falls that are located adjacent to the main road linking the Southern Highlands with the upper South Coast and lower Illawarra regions, via Kangaroo Valley; and the Pigeon House Mountain that is located west of Milton. The National Parks & Wildlife Service–managed park consists mostly of a flat plateau dissected by steep gorges, tilting gently to the northeast. The boundaries of the park extend from Bundanoon south to the west of Ulladulla and the park contains part of the Budawang Range. To the south of the park is the adjacent Budawang National Park.[2] In the north section of the park, the Fitzroy Falls and the Belmore Falls plunge off the plateaux into rainforest gullies.[3] The Shoalhaven River flows in the north and northwest sections of the park. In the east is Mount Tianjara, with an elevation of 768 metres (2,520 ft) above sea level.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visitor Guide: South Coast highlights". National Parks & Wildlife Service (PDF). Government of New South Wales. p. 61. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map of Morton National Park, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tourist Information & Tourism Activities". Kangaroo Valley Shoalhaven South Coast NSW. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 

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