It was almost 10:00 p.m. when my friend and I arrived in Fitzroy Falls. We were booked at the Twin Falls Bush Cottages located at Throsby Rd, that offers homely cedar cottages set on 50 acres of magnificent bushland backing onto the Morton National Park. The same day we had driven from Jervis Bay to Kiama and Wollongong and from there to Fitzroy Falls in the Southern Highlands. It had been raining heavily and we had had a challenging time driving through the dense fog and blinding curves as we entered the Southern Highlands. The area was also alive with wallabies and wombats.
Our cottage was nested discreetly in the bush with floor to ceiling glass windows and a log fire to keep us warm. After unpacking my friend started a fire while I made some hot cocoa to relax from a day full of adventures. My friend and I were doing a road trip in NSW and had already covered Central and North Coast and parts of the South Coast. Southern Highlands was our second last destination after which we were driving back to Sydney through Jamberoo Valley.
Fitzroy Falls is a small village in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia. It has a population of 216 (2016 consensus) and is named after the famous 81 meter waterfall. Here are some of the things to do in Fitzroy Falls:
1. Fitzroy Falls Lookout
Fitzroy Falls Lookout offers stunning views of the waterfall, the mountains and the valley. There is also a nice car park, restrooms and a cafe. The walk is suitable for families and small children. Opening hours depend on the season you are visiting and park entry fees applies.
2. Twin Falls Lookout
It's an easy walk to the Twin Falls Lookout Point and more than the waterfall itself, the views of the mountains and the valley are quite impressive. My friend and I walked here just before driving back to Sydney.
3. Manning Lookout
Manning Lookout offers amazing views of the Kangaroo Valley. It is not the best road to the lookout and the parking is limited, but if you have time, it's worth checking out. It's a safe area for families with children.
4. Morton National Park
Morton National Park is known for stunning landscapes, bushwalking trails and breathtaking waterfalls. My friend actually came here for a run from our bush cottage that backed onto the park.
5. Fitzroy Falls Reservoir
Fitzroy Falls Reservoir is a quiet dam area where you can stop for a picnic with family and friends. There is a good walking trail, toilets are clean and it's safe for little children.
On our way to Jamberoo Valley, we stopped for some mouth-watering pies at the famous Robertson Pie Shop located at 4400 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson, New South Wales 2577.