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Tuross Falls walking track

Wadbilliga National Park

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    4km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Tuross Falls walking track is in the Cascades precinct of Wadbilliga National Park. To get there from Canberra:

    • Head south towards Cooma on the Monaro Highway. Exit just north of Cooma, turning left onto Polo Flat Rd and then left again after crossing the train line onto the Numeralla Rd.
    • Follow this for about 40 minutes, then turn right onto Badja forest Rd, which turns into a dirt road immediately after the turn off.
    • From here, follow the signs to the Cascades by turning right onto Peters Rd and then right onto Tuross Falls Rd.
    • Follow Tuross Falls Rd to the end, where you will find a parking area.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out as the road to the Cascades Precinct can become boggy when it rains.

    Parking

    Parking is available on Main Road, a short walk from the walking track.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wadbilliga National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Walk to Tuross River Falls now that the days are getting a bit cooler. Or, follow one of the many unsealed roads through Wadbilliga on a mountain bike.

    Spring

    Walk to Turross River Falls for a great half-day adventure. Or, take a back-country hike to Wadbilliga Trig.

    Summer

    Lilo and swim in the many gorgeous pools at the cascades. Camp at the Cascades and watch for greater gliders at night.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    8°C and 23°C

    Highest recorded

    38.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    -3°C and 10°C

    Lowest recorded

    -10.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    December

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    256mm

    Facilities

    • There is limited water available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
    • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park
    • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.

    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.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Prohibited

    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.

    Tuross Falls walking track

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