Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP, NSW

There are waterfall, cliff and lake views on this shortish walk in Kosciuszko National Park near Tumut.

Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP

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).

The Scenery

Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP
Open woodland.
Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP
Near the start.
Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP
Blowering Reservoir taken from part way up the cliffs.

Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP

Blowering Cliffs Track, Kosciuszko NP
Blowering Cliffs on the left. Taken on the way down.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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