Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP NSW

Views of the pretty spectacular Buddong Falls on this slightly out of the way but short walk near Talbingo in Kosciuszko National Park.

Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP

This short but steep-ish walk to Buddong Falls exceeded expectations, mainly because the falls were more spectacular than I’d expected them to be. I’d never heard of them until I scoured the internet looking for walks around Talbingo that we could fit into the late afternoon.  It’s a longish drive on an unsealed road to get there, but there are quite nice views along the route which add to the experience. The upper falls are good but it’s the lower falls which make the big impression. They are 60m high but only the top half can be easily photographed. 

There are directions to the start and track notes in this brochure of walks in northern Kosciuszko National Park: look for the Talbingo section. This track is a short section of the multi-day Hume and Hovell walking track, with a short side trip to view the lower falls.

The Scenery

Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
Tumut 3 Power Station in Talbingo. On the drive in to the Buddong Falls Walk.

Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP

Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
The Upper Buddong Falls.
Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
The Upper Buddong Falls.

Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP

Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
The upper section of the Lower Buddong Falls.
Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
The upper section of the Lower Buddong Falls; they carried on below us. 60m of cascades all up.
Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
I think this was the view from the spot before we descended to the falls.
Buddong Falls Track, Kosciuszko NP
The falls were flanked by very steep but still forested slopes.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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