National Parks / Natural World

Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk Knights Hill

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Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk
182 Knights Hill Road
Knights Hill
NSW
2577
Tel: 02 4885 1010

Directions

If you are heading from Sydney, head down the Grand Pacific Drive and take the Illawarra Hey towards Robertson. Turn left onto Jamberoo Mountain Road, and after 10km turn left at Knights Hill Road.

Where are we going today?

Have you ever watched a bird soaring above you and wondered what it must be like? Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk is a pretty great opportunity to get the idea!

This unique experience allows families of all ages to actually walk through a rainforest canopy, giving you some incredible sights! It's also the only walk of it's kind in NSW, so take advantage!

The walk is a gentle 1.5km return walk so all ages and fitness levels can experience this amazing adventure. Make your way along a steel walkway which features two gently swaying cantilevered arms, as well as a central tower raised nearly 50m above the forest floor!

You can even get views of the Pacific Ocean!

The whole tour takes about an hour to complete. They are also wheelchair and pram accessible!

They have guided tours if you want to learn a bit of the history of the area, as well as a visitor centre and a cafe for that much needed snack afterwards!

Early risers? Then book the sunrise tour! The light will be incredible as you watch the sun rise over the trees. You will see all the active birds and wildlife too! Are there any species that you have never seen before? That would be pretty cool!

These walks last 3 hours from 6am - 9am, but times vary slightly depending on the year. 

Think the walk is all about trees? Think again - they have dinosaurs! The Dinosaur Zoo is a unique show where the audience (you!) can interact with prehistoric Australian dinosaurs a zoo-like environment. Pretty amazing!

There are also other walks to waterfalls you can do, so really, make a day of it and enjoy the beautiful forests of Australia! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$32 (For treetop walk and Dinosaur Zoo)
  • ChildrenAges 2 - 4 $10 / otherwise $24 (For treetop walk and Dinosaur Zoo)
  • Free Under: 2 years of age
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

9.00am-5.00pm (Last admission 4:15pm)

Open every day excluding Christmas day

I'm Hungry!

Cafe 106 has tasty gourmet seasonal menus with both indoor and outdoor seating. Make sure you take advantage of those views!.

Any Top Tips?

Book in advance in the best weather so you won't be disappointed!.

Doing our bit

All water used in the facility is collected from the roof of the visitor centre, so it's recycled! Great idea! .

Need a little extra help?

The main tree top walk and surrounding bush walks are all disabled-accessible. There is also a cart that travels around the site for those needing extra help. .

Can I get one of those?

If you want something to remember your adventure by, head to the souvenir shop with gifts of all shapes and sizes can be found!.

What people are saying?

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    5* to balance reviews really a 4. because this is part of a group of sights, 11 in total, you can see and enjoy with an annual pass that costs $99 per person for a full year(book online much cheaper). Not just in Sydney but including Melbourne Hamilton island etc search up merlin pass. Our family decided to do this instead of the luna park annual because of the variety and wet and wild is still to new and expensive for just five months. So for overseas visitors, definitely do a quick Google search and see what you get. And yes it is very cool...Read More

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    It's a nice and green place, but I would expect the walk is longer. It costs $25 per adult, but we can finish the entire trip less than 30 mins, frankly, it's a bit over-priced.

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    Some claim it's too pricey but I think the $24 per adult fee is reasonable considering its a unique experience. The views are tremendous and the view from knights tower especially good. Not for faint hearted or those afraid of heights. Staff we pleasant and knowledgeable.

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    Awesome experience walking around trees. Great lookout as well.

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    Three stars with the pricing costing it the perfect score. This well kept secret is something a lot of Sydney siders don't even know about. It's a sky platform walkway viewing platform where you are positioned well above the tree line to take in a massive panoramic view of the greater south. Perfect photo opportunities of Lake Illawarra await anyone who is brave enough to walk along the modern (very safe) metal ramp ways with the highlight of the rainforest tour being the "Knights Tower" where you spiral your way up to a look out for the ultimate...Read More

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by david matruglio

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5* to balance reviews really a 4. because this is part of a group of sights, 11 in total, you can see and enjoy with an annual pass that costs $99 per person for a full year(book online much cheaper). Not just in Sydney but including Melbourne Hamilton island etc search up merlin pass. Our family decided to do this instead of the luna park annual because of the variety and wet and wild is still to new and expensive for just five months. So for overseas visitors, definitely do a quick Google search and see what you get. And yes it is very cool but expensive on it's own

by Brian Costelloe

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Three stars with the pricing costing it the perfect score. This well kept secret is something a lot of Sydney siders don't even know about. It's a sky platform walkway viewing platform where you are positioned well above the tree line to take in a massive panoramic view of the greater south. Perfect photo opportunities of Lake Illawarra await anyone who is brave enough to walk along the modern (very safe) metal ramp ways with the highlight of the rainforest tour being the "Knights Tower" where you spiral your way up to a look out for the ultimate in skyline viewing points.

The ramp ways do sway somewhat but not enough to freak you out too much. The metal grates below your feet show the depth below to give a true perspective of how high up you truly are! The admission fee is $20 an adult (not sure on the kids prices) and I'd recommend going on a Saturday morning to avoid any rushes of crowds.

The canteen, while serving a good range of food you wouldn't expect to find at a tourist trap, is pricey. They hit us $6.50 for a serving of scones alone! Save your money from the canteen for the "famous" Robertson Pie shop nearby!

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