Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo National Park, NSW

Take in views of the impressive Gerringong Falls on this walk in Budderoo National Park.

Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP

This partial circuit in Budderoo National Park takes you to the top of the impressive Gerringong Falls, with views of the falls just a side trip off the main track. The falls are apparently 150-180m high. There’s heath vegetation and a section of tall forest along the way. I’d say you’re unlikely to meet many (or possibly any) other walkers; we didn’t at least. 

About 16.5km of mostly flat walking, although one section of the track was badly overgrown and slow going. Track notes at the end.

The Scenery

I’m afraid some of my photos from this walk are pretty horrid, with glare on the main shots of the falls, but you can still get the idea…

Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
The banksia flowers were a deep orange colour.
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
Gerringong Creek
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
The view from near the falls.
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
Looking over the falls.
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
Long way down.
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
A glary shot of Gerringong Falls
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
Another glary shot of the falls.

Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP

Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
Tall forest. Everything seems a bit glary – I think I was having a bad day photography wise, possibly due to the bright but overcast conditions.
Gerringong Falls Circuit, Budderoo NP
Heath and moorland.


Track Notes

We used track notes in Take a Walk in Southern NSW & the ACT. This route follows a ‘P’ shape, starting at the bottom of the ‘P’ on the Budderoo Track/Budderoo Plateau Road, a turn off Jamberoo Mountain Road. Park at the locked gate, and walk along this fire trail until you reach a disused car park, turning right here onto Gerringong Falls Walking Track. The track becomes quite overgrown and indistinct, so you have to accept a face full of twigs and slow progress for a while. Once you reach Gerringong Creek you can roughly follow the creek downstream to the falls along footpads on the opposite bank.

There are views from the falls, and then after you cross back over the creek you meet the Hersey (Fire) Trail, and can take a side trip to the right for views back towards the falls. Return to the fire trail and continue until you meet the Budderoo Track again, then turn left to return to the start. You could do the whole walk on fire trails if you continue along the Budderoo Track and take a right onto the Hersey Trail, continue on to the falls, and then return the same way. This Google Maps link to the falls shows all of these tracks.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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