A wildflower walk for all the family – cliff edge views of river gorges and endless wilderness. Allow a half to full day for this walk or bike ride.
The Three Views trail has to be one of the easiest, most accessible and rewarding walks in Kangaroo Valley. The trail passes through open woodland and sandstone heath vegetation with spectacular wildflower displays in late winter and spring. There are three separate cliff edge sites with dramatic views over the Shoalhaven gorge towards the Ettrema Wilderness. The trail follows the Brooks Plateau and Moolatoo Trig fire trails within Morton National Park and is virtually flat, making it ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels; however, there are unfenced cliff edges. You can spend one or two hours doing the shorter walks or spend most of the day exploring all three.
This walk is best done in spring, autumn or winter. If walking in summer avoid the hottest part of the day. Warning: unfenced cliffs. Keep away from cliff edges. Supervise and restrain children at all times. Sandstone rock is weak and can fracture and crumble without warning. If walking in spring or summer keep an eye out for snakes basking in the heat. All snakes should be treated with caution and left alone. Let someone know where you are going and when you are due back. Dogs are not allowed in the park.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Three Views Trail starts about 20km from Kangaroo Valley post office. Head towards Hampden Bridge for 600m and turn left into Mt Scanzi Road. Drive straight ahead for 20km until you see a 60kph sign and low gate in a cutting on the left hand side of the road. Parking is available on the opposite side of the road from the track start. Please be careful crossing the road. The walk starts on the other side of the low gate where you will find a sign with a map and other information.
TAKE WITH YOU
Take plenty of water (reusable water bottles and drinking water available in the village), sun protection, comfy walking shoes and a first aid kit. Warm and wet weather gear should be included in your pack as weather can change very suddenly. Take snacks or lunch if planning a longer walk.
A map or sat nav is a useful addition. Mobile phones may not have reception in some areas. Wildflower and bird field guides for enthusiasts.
Main trees are Scribbly Gum, Red Bloodwood, Southern Sandstone Stringybark, Yertchuck and Yellow Bloodwood with its spectacular cream-yellow flowers in October. Also Grass Tree, Boronia, Eriostemon, Banksias, Smokebush, Geebung, Wedge-pea, Drum and Cone sticks, Hakea, Kunzea, Dampiera, Grevilleas, Mountain Devil, Native Iris, Leek Orchid, Sun Orchid.
Wombat, Swamp Wallaby, Echidna, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Grey Shrike-thrush, Grey Fantail, Rufous Whistler, Eastern Spinebill, New Holland Honeyeater, Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Wattlebird, Rock Warbler (around cliffs), Lace Monitor, Jacky Lizard.