We managed to fit this 5km walk into the afternoon when we arrived in Tumut, ready for a few days bushwalking at the northern end of Kosciusko National Park. There’s a short climb through forest to Blowering Cliffs and Blowering Falls, and if you climb up just a little further through the cliffs from the turnaround point, you are rewarded with unimpeded views of Blowering Reservoir and surrounding hills. This last bit is quite steep and requires a scramble.
Apparently there are emus in these parts, although we didn’t see any on the day we did it. Emu sightings are still a bit of novelty for me as we don’t have them on the NSW coast. Also not much water in Blowering Falls when we did this walk; not sure if they are much different after rainfall. There are track notes on the NPWS site, and also in this NPWS brochure (number 12).