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Waterfall walking track is a 6km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
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.
About the region
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).
8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Waterfall walk carpark. Waterfall walking track is in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Jindabyne:Drive along Kosciuszko Road towards Perisher ValleyYou can either begin the walk from Kosciuszko Education Centre on Kosciuszko Road, or continue driving 400m past it, and then turn left into Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat.Take the first left down a short dirt road to reach Sawpit Creek picnic area – the other starting point for Waterfall walking track. Park entry points Waterfall walk carpark See on map Road quality All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on: Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher) Guthega Road Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips. Parking Car parking is available at both Sawpit Creek picnic area and Kosciuszko Education Centre. Bus parking is only available at Kosciuszko Education Centre.
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.