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Carrington Falls walking track

Budderoo National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

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

    30 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    0.6km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Carrington Falls walking track is in the Carrington Falls area of Budderoo National Park. To get there:

From Robertson:

  • Head east on the Illawarra Highway
  • Turn right onto Jamberoo Mountain Road at The Famous Robertson Pie Shop and continue for 5km
  • Turn right onto Carrington Falls Road and continue around 2.5km
  • Turn sharp right onto Thomas Place Road and continue to the end, where you’ll reach Carrington Falls picnic area, also known as Thomas’ Place picnic area.

From Kiama:

  • Head towards Jamberoo on Jamberoo Road around 8km
  • Continue through Jamberoo town and turn right onto Churchill Street then left onto Jamberoo Mountain Road
  • Follow around 18km then turn sharp left onto Carrington Falls Road towards Carrington Falls and continue around 2.5km
  • Turn sharp right onto Thomas Place Road and continue to the end, where you’ll reach Carrington Falls picnic area, also known as Thomas’ Place picnic area.

Park entry points

Parking is available at Carrington Falls picnic area, also known as Thomas’ Place picnic area, where the walking track begins.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Facilities

Picnic tables, parking, and non-flush toilets are available at Carrington Falls picnic area, where the walking track begins.

You’ll need to bring your own supply of drinking water. There are no bins, so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.

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Safety messages

  • Keep well back from cliff edges and waterfalls at all times, especially when taking photos. Read our waterfall safety tips.
  • Please stay on tracks and be aware of your surroundings and footing.
  • Snakes are common in this area so keep an eye out for snakes bathing in the sun on the track.

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 + 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Prohibited

Adventure activities including abseiling and rock climbing are not permitted.

Cycling

Fishing

Horses

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Carrington Falls walking track

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Park info

  • in Budderoo National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Budderoo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The park gates at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre open at 9am and close at 5pm every day.

  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day (Minnamurra Rainforest area only). Bus or taxi: $4.40 per adult and $2.20 per child.

    Buy annual pass

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