Waterfall Walk

2 hrs 15 mins

5.8 km Circuit

205 m

Moderate track
This walk explores the upper section of Sawpit Creek from the Sawpit Creek picnic area beside Kosciuszko Road. You will follow a circuit track visiting the main highlight, a small but lovely cascade near the halfway point. The walk guides through the tall eucalypt forest, exploring the sides of the valley and passing some frost hollows and large granite boulder outcrops. An enjoyable way of exploring this pocket of Kosciuszko National Park

Maps for the Waterfall Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Kalkite Mountain 1:25 000 Map Series 86253N KALKITE MOUNTAIN NSW-86253N
Tombong 1:50 000 Map Series 8624S TOMBONG NSW-8624S
Numbla Vale 1:50 000 Map Series 8624N NUMBLA VALE NSW-8624N
Berridale 1:100 000 Map Series 8625 BERRIDALE 8625

Cross sectional view of the Waterfall Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Waterfall Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 5.8 km
Time 2 hrs 15 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


3.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 2.5km has short steep hills. The remaining (110m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 6km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 110m follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 110m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 6km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 6km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 110m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 110m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Waterfall Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Waterfall Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Waterfall Walk walk starts and ends at the Waterfall trackhead (gps: -36.349971, 148.56374)
Your main transport option to Waterfall trackhead is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/1l

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)