At the foothill of the Snowy Mountains, Paddys River Falls is a gorgeous gushing waterfall not to be missed.


  • A gushing 18m high waterfall you can walk behind & swim at the foot of
  • Waterfalls you can jump off further down the river
  • Beautiful native bush walks
  • Camping grounds

Paddys River Falls

This hidden treasure is about a 5-minute drive off the main road (Tooma Rd) and down a windy track. Another 5-minute walk will bring you to the foot of the magical beast with many beautiful viewpoints along the way. Strip off into your swimmers and follow the moss covered rocks to where you can stand showering behind the massive body of water, then splash into a ridiculously cold but refreshing pool.


Snowy Mountain’s Best Kept Secret // Paddys River Falls (NSW) Tiffany Hulm waterfall bush


Camping here is optional, or you could follow the 2.5km trail on Paddys River walk which will bring you out at Paddys River Flats (another campground).

Explore the surrounds for more swimming holes and smaller waterfalls via not-so-beaten paths! If you have worked up a thirst after your adventure, a pit stop at the award-winning Courabyra winery is a must.

Essential Gear

  • Water
  • Swimmers
  • Camera
  • Sun protection

How To Get There

Click here for info. It’s about 3 hours outside of Canberra.


  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Walking behind waterfalls
  • Camping

Skill Level


Distance Covered

500m walk