Tag: wilderness

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Mighty Morton National Park, NSW

Morton NP’s entire length runs along part of NSW’s eastern highlands, starting roughly 100km south-west of Sydney and ending at its spectacular steep southern extremity, about 80km east of Canberra. It’s the fifth-largest national park in NSW. Like many others in this part of the state, it is defined by a sandstone-derived landscape of steep outcrops and nutrient-poor soil, which supports hardy eucalypt forest and shrubby, biodiverse vegetation on its plateau tops. Stretching across the winding waterways and rapid runs of the Shoalhaven River, Morton includes spectacular waterfalls, glow-worm caves at Bundanoon and orchid-laced gorges in the Ettrema Wilderness. One of its most magnificent features is the jigsaw of jagged pagodas, mountains and mesas of the Monolith Valley in the northern Budawang Range. Reader the full story in AG#135, out now.

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Gallery: Landscapes of Wollemi National Park

Explore rugged and beautiful canyons, raging rivers, towering cliffs and much more in the largest expanse of wilderness in NSW. Just 80km north-west of Sydney, Wollemi National Park covers more than 500,000sq.km and is home to 235 bird species, 46 mammals and 55 butterflies. Though much of it’s impenetrable to all but the most intrepid bushwalkers and climbers, there are plenty of opportunities for trekking, camping, canoeing and kayaking.