FLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE for a list of natural wonders in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven to add to your bucket list in 2017.
If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.
And one more ...
Secret waterfall: Not many people know about the waterfall in the Yatteyattah Nature Reserve, near Milton (see video above). The Office of Environment and Heritage Environment & Heritage states some of the rainforest and features of interest are located on private property, particularly the waterfall west of the reserve (known as Yatteyattah Falls). Visitors will need to seek permission from property owners before entering private land. Click here for more details.
Photos: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Visit NSW, Tim the Yowie Man, Instagram
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