Summary: A spectacular waterfall in the NSW Southern Highlands, the popular Carrington Falls can be seen from a few vantage points along the short Carrington Falls Walking Track.

One of the most visited waterfalls in the NSW Southern Tablelands (after Fitzroy Falls), Carrington Falls is a spectacular plunge waterfall. It’s formed by the Kangaroo River dropping from the western escarpment of the Budderoo Plateau into the Kangaroo Valley. There’s generally a good flow of water year-round, although the falls are even more spectacular after heavy rain. A signposted lookout along the Carrington Falls Walking Track provides the best view of the full height of the waterfall.

Carrington Falls

A second lookout along the walking track (Valley View) provides a closer look at the top of the falls.

Carrington Falls

Getting to Carrington Falls

The waterfall is about two hours from Sydney in the Southern Tablelands, with the nearest town being Robertson (15min / 11km). Take the Jamberoo Mountain Road and then Joonty Road to the Carrington Falls Picnic Area (also known as Thomas’ Place picnic area). From here the signposted walking track takes you to two lookouts – it’s about 400m return to the main lookout, or 1.2km for the full loop.

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