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Landers Falls lookout walk

Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Landers Falls lookout walk, tucked into the forest between Tumut and Kiandra, wows you with dramatic views of Landers Creek waterfall plunging into the rocky gorge above Talbingo Reservoir.

Where
Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
10.6km return
Time suggested
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, snacks
Please note
  • Vehicle access to the 4WD carpark is closed in winter (June to October long weekends), so you'll need to park at the 2WD carpark.
  • It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS

This picturesque pocket of Kosciuszko National Park is well worth the detour off Snowy Mountains Highway. Starting from the Cumberland trail 2WD carpark, 300m from the highway, it's a 5km walk to the lookout, or 800m from the 4WD carpark (closed winter).

You can also mountain bike as far as the 4WD carpark, where you join Landers Creek Falls walk. Breathe in the eucalypt-scented air as birds sing overhead and lizards rustle the undergrowth.

The steep last few hundred metres bring you to Talbingo lookout, high above the valley and reservoir, before you climb the final 300m to Landers Falls lookout. Perched on the rim of a deep gorge, the lookout greets you with fabulous views of Landers Creek Falls as it emerges from the cliff opposite and cascades into a rocky ravine.

The tree protruding from the lookout is a Tingiringi Gum, rare in this area of Kosciuszko National Park.

 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Landers Falls lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold