Day Walk – Pigeon House Mountain Morton National Park
a walking tour, where the views are worth the effort!
Location: Batemans BAy pickup
Duration: 7hours approx
Price: from $139
- Hotel pickup Batemans Bay or Ulladulla
- Morning tea
- Return transfers
Features & Highlights
- Uphill workout
- Amazing summit views into the Morton National Park
- Side trip to the upper Clyde River
The best day hike on the south coast of NSW, a “Must do” experience.
The Pigeon House hike is an extremely rewarding experience, the views from the summit to the west into magical wilderness regions of the Buddawangs show sandstone cliffs, gorges and escarpments. Views to the east show the amazing NSW coastline stretching as far as the eye can see.
National Parks and Wildlife service grade this track at Grade 4, its rough, steep and a challenging hike. Region X does not recommend anyone with knee, ankle, heart or lung conditions to attempt the hike
This tour runs daily, please be aware the road access to the hike start can be conditions depending.
“This tour was awesome, the hike is hard but fun and very rewarding, the stop at the freshwater river was a real treat! great guides, great service”
Group meeting point or hotel pickup in Batemans Bay or Ulladulla
Travelling in comfortable air conditioned transport you will reach the Morton National Park, catch glimpses of the southern end of the Sydney Sandstone Basin through spotted gum forest and learn about the uses of the area. After around an hour drive the dominant Pigeon House mountain awaits at the hike start location.
While the hike is considered to be an easy 3 hour return hike, the first section straight out of the carpark is quite steep and walkers should be prepared for a tough first ascent. The first of the rest stops atop a granite outcrop gives great views to the south and is a welcome chance to rest, drink, enjoy morning tea and admire the views while your guides chat about the geology.
The trail continues on a relatively flat plateau through tea tree and xanthoria, pockets of dry and uniquely wet temperate forest pass you on both sides for the next half hour. Finally the mountain gently rises prior to the first of a series of steel ladders and platforms constructed by Natinoal Parks and Wildlife Service. The safe steel structures guide you to the summit where expansive views into the Buddawang Wilderness and the ocean await.
Spend as much time as you like on the summit and make your way down the trail, with incredible views to help you savour the experience!
Upon returning to the car park your guides will take you to a magical spot on the upper Clyde River for a dip to celebrate your hike. It is here that we serve a cold drink and some lunch.
Return to hotels to follow.
The tour departs all year, on demand, weather permitting.
This tour is not suitable for small children (under 5).
By choosing this Ecotourism Experience you are making a conscious decision to reduce impact by promoting sustainable travel that benefits local communities, culture, and heritage and ultimately the environment.