Buddong Falls walking track
Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Buddong Falls walking track leads you through tall forest to a cascading waterfall in a remote part of Kosciuszko National Park’s Tumut area.
- Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
- No wheelchair access
- 2.2km return
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min
- Grade 4
- Trip Intention Form
It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.
If you're planning to loan a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from one of these locations, wait and fill out your trip intention form in person.
- What to
- Drinking water, sturdy shoes, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, suitable clothing, snacks, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
Starting from Buddong Falls campground, it’s an easy 400m walk to a view point for the upper falls. Take in the stunning views and listen for lyrebirds among the smooth barked ribbon gums and white flowered tea trees.
If you don’t mind steeper, rougher tracks, continue for another 400m to a sign pointing to the lower falls. After another 270m you’ll arrive near the base of the falls. From here you have magnificent views of Buddong Creek cascading 60m down a granite and shale cliff.
Come in spring and you might see pale yellow blackwood wattles and rust-brown royal grevilleas. Listen for the calls of white-throated treecreepers. If you’re staying overnight at the campground, keep a look out for red-necked wallabies, greater gliders and mountain brush-tailed possums.
Adventurous hikers looking for something longer can continue down Buddong Falls walking track to end up at Jounama Pondage or continue along Blowering Reservoir to Tumut. The further you go, you may need to camp the night or arrange a car pick-up.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre
- 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6947 7025
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Tumut area is open all year but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Tumut area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass