Snowy Mountain’s Best Kept Secret // Paddys River Falls (NSW)

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

Highlights

  • 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
  • About a half hour drive from the Sugar pine walk
  • Camping grounds

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 view points along the way. Strip off into your swimmers and follow the moss covered rocks to where you can stand showering behind massive body of water, then splash into ridiculously cold but refreshing pool.

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! Pair this microadventure up with the Sugar Pine walk as it is only about a 35-minute drive via Tumbarumba. If you have worked up a thirst, 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.

Activities

  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Jumping off waterfalls
  • Walking behind waterfalls
  • Camping

Skill Level

Beginner

Distance Covered

500 m walk