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Buddong Falls walking track

Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Buddong Falls walking track leads you through tall forest to a cascading waterfall in a remote part of Kosciuszko National Park’s Tumut area.

Where
Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
2.2km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Trip Intention Form

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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.

Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, suitable clothing, snacks, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • This walking track forms part of the multi-day Hume and Hovell track – a 426km trek that starts in Yass and finishes in Albury.
  • You can pick up maps and get more information at Tumut Visitor Centre.
  • This track is steep in places and requires a moderate level of fitness.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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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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Buddong Creek near Buddong Falls Campground in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/OEH.