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Buddong Falls walking track

Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Buddong Falls walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    2.2km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Buddong Falls walking track is in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Talbingo:

  • Travel south to Tumut 3 Power Station.
  • Turn right onto Power Line Road, around 1km after passing the Power Station.
  • Continue until you reach the Buddong Falls sign. Turn right and travel 3km to Buddong Falls campground.
  • You can also reach the Buddong Falls turnoff by travelling north from Elliott Way.
  • Alternatively, drive via Yellowin, Snubba, Browns and De Beauzevilles tracks through Bago State Forest.

Road quality

  • Please watch out for logging trucks on forestry roads.
  • Buddong Falls is in a remote location accessed by narrow, winding roads. Please drive carefully and be aware of oncoming traffic and wildlife.
  • This walking track may not be accessible during wet weather.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Buddong Falls campground, where the walking track begins.

Facilities

  • Please bring your own drinking water. Water is available at the creek, but you’ll need to boil or purify it.
  • The toilets, picnic tables and barbecues are located at Buddong Falls campground, where the walking track begins.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Prohibited

Cycling

Mountain biking is permitted on vehicle roads, but not along the walking track.

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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