Whether you’re a bushwalker, trekker, hiker, power walker, or someone who just likes to walk, the Southern Highlands is the perfect backdrop for your next ‘wander’. Unspoilt bushland provides a blank canvas to explore, whilst walking tracks, and towns & villages are heaven for those who like a stroll closer to ‘home’. This winter the choice is yours, start off early morning and hear the crunch of frost underfoot, and air so clean you feel it. And once it’s all over, enjoy a warm glass of red in front of roaring open fire, with many of our local watering holes (pubs) offering just the spot to wind down.

Here are some of the best walks you can enjoy this Winter in the Southern Highlands.

Carrington Falls


This striking waterfall is one of Budderoo’s most popular attractions. Up on the plateau above the rainforest, the park offers excellent walking tracks with views across sandstone heaths and woodlands and towards the Illawarra coast. The lookouts and picnic areas at Carrington Falls, where the Kangaroo River plunges over the escarpment, are well worth a visit.

D: Daily
A: Carrington Falls Rd, Robertson
P: 02 4887 7270

Barren Grounds

There are a number of walking tracks in the Barren Grounds Reserve, ranging from an easy 1.5km to a more demanding 20km. You’ll find this reserve full of surprises when you visit.

D: Daily
A: Jamberoo Rd, Robertson
P: 02 4887 7270

Glow Worm Glen

One of the great evening activities for visitors is a trip down to Glow Worm Glen. With a bit of care you can ensure to see a great light show while minimising impact on these luminescent locals. A good idea is to start the walk down to the glen at sunset and this way it will be dark by time you reach the glen.

D: Daily
A:William St, Bundanoon
P: 02 4887 7270

Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls provides an incredible array of walks for all abilities with a boardwalk to view the falls making it accessible for all ages. Visitors will find spectacular lookouts over the sandstone escarpment with water cascading into the rainforest valleys below.

D: Daily
A: 1301 Nowra Rd, Fitzroy Falls
P: 02 4887 7270

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Take a walk through the treetops on our Treetop Walk. The Treetop Walk is a 1.5km walk through beautiful warm temperate rainforest with 500 metres of steel walkway nestled in the treetop canopy some 20-30 metres above the ground.

D: Daily
A: 182 Knights Hill Rd,
Knights Hill (via Robertson)
P: 02 4885 1078

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