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This picturesque pocket of Kosciuszko National Park is well worth the detour off Snowy Mountains Highway. Starting from the Cumberland trail 2WD carpark, 300m from the highway, it's a 5km walk to the lookout, or 800m from the 4WD carpark (closed winter).
You can also mountain bike as far as the 4WD carpark, where you join Landers Creek Falls walk. Breathe in the eucalypt-scented air as birds sing overhead and lizards rustle the undergrowth.
The steep last few hundred metres bring you to Talbingo lookout, high above the valley and reservoir, before you climb the final 300m to Landers Falls lookout. Perched on the rim of a deep gorge, the lookout greets you with fabulous views of Landers Creek Falls as it emerges from the cliff opposite and cascades into a rocky ravine.
The tree protruding from the lookout is a Tingiringi Gum, rare in this area of Kosciuszko National Park.
About the region
Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves, climb Australia's highest mountain, or stay in heritage accommodation. There are 7 areas in this park:
1. Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko. Find NSW's favourite ski resorts, top alpine hikes, mountain bike trails, and endless adventures in the Snowy Mountains.
2. The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River and explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride.
3. Khancoban area is the western gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Discover Geehi and Tom Groggin's camp spots, fishing, and riding. Marvel at the Western Fall views or explore huts and hikes in the Jagungal Wilderness.
4. The Selwyn area is your perfect base to explore the walks, rides, and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park. Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra are closed due to severe fire damage.
5. The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.
6. The Tumut area is your launch pad into northern Kosciuszko National Park. Discover water sports and wildlife at Blowering Reservoir. Camp and explore hidden walks and waterfalls in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.
7. The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves, and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango's heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko's wild north-east corner.
Landers Falls lookout walk is in the northern section of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:Take Snowy Mountains Highway south from Tumut or north from Kiandra or Adaminaby.Turn onto Cumberland trail at the sign for Landers Creek Falls, around 50km from Tumut and 40km from Kiandra. 2WD vehicles can park 300m along the trail. From here, it's a 10.6km return walk to the lookout.In summer, 4WD vehicles can continue along Cumberland trail to the 4WD carpark at the junction with Talbingo Mountain trail. From here, it's 1.6km return to the lookout. Road quality Check weather and road conditions before setting out as the track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at the 2WD carpark or 4WD carpark (summer only) along the Cumberland trail, off the Snowy Mountains Highway. By bike Mountain bike riders can follow Cumberland trail to the 4WD carpark, then walk the 1.6km return trip to Landers Falls lookout.
Vehicle access to the 4WD carpark is closed in winter (June to October long weekends), so you'll need to park at the 2WD carpark.
It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.