Waterfall walking track
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Kosciuszko National Park remains open and many campgrounds and on-park accommodation are open. NPWS Visitor Centres in Tumut, Jindabyne and Khancoban are open. The Yarrangobilly Caves precinct is open.
Some snow resorts have resumed operations, check with resorts and commercial venues for updates. For more information, check our COVID-19 update webpage.
Waterfall walking track is ideal for a bushwalk, easy jog, and even birdwatching through Kosciuszko National Park, close to Jindabyne.
- Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
- 6km loop
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
- Grade 3
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- Opening times
Waterfall walking track is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, snow conditions or fire danger.
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Waterfall walking track is a great option for most weather conditions as it's a sheltered walk which is also conveniently close to Jindabyne.
You can start the walk at either Sawpit Creek picnic area or Kosciuszko Education Centre. Then, once you’ve taken the underpass beneath Kosciuszko Road, it’s time to be blown away by the rugged beauty and diversity the Snowy Mountains region is renowned for.
You'll pass through a variety of settings on this 6km hike, including tall eucalypt forest, outcrops of hefty granite boulders, and flowering and fruiting heathland. Then, of course, there’s the waterfall itself, which is wonderfully peaceful. Head to the platform on the south side for great scenic views. Be sure to check out the tall, fibrous-barked alpine ash trees nearby, which were logged in the area late last century and can grow to 90m tall.
This easy track is equally great for an afternoon bushwalk, early morning run, or nature-spotting session in Kosciuszko National Park. Local wildlife includes wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas, along with a range of birdlife in the trees.
Take a virtual tour of Waterfall walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.
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
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6450 5600
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
- The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road
Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.
Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.
Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).Buy annual pass