walking distance: 6 km
location: budderoo national park
driving distance: km
driving time: 2 h
elevation diff: 400 m
water available: yes
parking: -34.6258,150.6557

gps tracks

Total distance: 8058 m
Max elevation: 569 m
Min elevation: 432 m
Total climbing: 444 m
Total descent: -431 m
Total time: 05:17:53
Download file: 19-11-04-carrington_falls_bottom.gpx


Track notes

start at Izzards lookout


Budderoo National Park

Fire bans: Total Fire Ban
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Closed areas: Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and picnic area closed
Minnamurra Rainforest Cafe and lower picnic area are closed due to construction works. This closure includes all barbecues. The precinct, including all walks and some picnic tables, remains open to visitors. No portable barbecues are permitted.
Visitors can buy snacks, hot food, drinks and great coffee from our pop-up van on Saturday 21 November and Sunday 22 November 2020.

Other planned events: 1080 fox and wild dog ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is conducting an ongoing 1080 ground baiting operation from Wednesday 14 October 2020 to Wednesday 14 April 2021 to reduce the impacts on threatened species.
The operation will target foxes and wild dogs in the Carrington Falls, Knights Hill and Barren Grounds areas. Baits have been placed on NPWS estate, private properties and Crown road reserves with permissions. 
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to baiting areas. Don’t touch baits or ejector devices. Some baits may be buried.
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats are not permitted in national parks or reserves. Restrain working and assistance dogs to ensure they don’t enter the baiting areas. If you need your dogs to work in the baiting area outside of national park estate, we suggest muzzling them.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact Melinda Norton at the NPWS office at Fitzroy Falls on 02 4887 8244 or send an email.

Other incidents: Minnamurra Rainforest
Minnamurra Rainforest is a popular location and will close at short notice if needed to ensure visitation levels do not exceed safe capacity or due to the car park reaching capacity.  We encourage you to plan your visit outside the peak periods of 11am to 2pm. 

Other planned events: Jamberoo Mountain Road - Sections closed
Public road closures are in place on Jamberoo Mountain Road from Knights Hill Road to Misty Lane due to a land slide on Jamberoo Mountain. This affects all through traffic and also access to Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and parts of Budderoo National Park.
Kiama Municipal Council have indicated this closure may be in place for up to 6 months.  Please check NSW Live Traffic or Kiama Municipal Council for updates.
All parks will remain open and can only be accessed from Jamberoo Mountain Road via Illawarra Highway. You can drive around the side of the 'Residents Only' barrier at Knight Hill Road intersection to access the parks.There maybe unmarked road hazards including fallen trees.
Please drive safely and follow  road signsand directions of council or NPWS staff.  




  1. Greg McPherson

    This has just become my new favourite short walk! Your excellent video just adds to the appeal! It’s a wonderland down there.
    After exploring down the track, my kids and I returned and went down the Missingham Steps than traversed directly across and then up this track. It was fantastic!

    1. Pawel Olas

      Finding the “track” from the bottom is the tricky (and scary) part in this pretty rugged gorge. Such a tiny crack in hundreds of meters of the impassable cliff. Missingham Steps is on my list to do!

  2. Greg McPherson

    Missingham Steps is absolutely worthwhile. But they too can be really hard to find from the bottom. I’m getting a feel for it now.
    I expected my off piste Missingham to Izzard’s direct route to be arduous. It wasn’t at all. It was beautiful, tranquil and easy.

    1. Pawel Olas

      I’m itching to try it now :-) Thank you for the recommendation! I always thought that Missingham steps connected to Stevo’s track across the valley and that upstream hike from there was very difficult.

  3. Greg McPherson

    You’re entirely correct! Missingham does connect to and is in effect part of the Stevos loop track. I’ve done that track several times, and it too is a great walk. It’s also the best way to go. The upstream hike is indeed difficult and not recommended. I know this from experience.
    The walk I did recently is not a prescribed walk and there is no track of any nature. It shouldn’t be attempted without some accumulated knowledge.
    This traverses high above the river hugging the base of the cliff. It does not ascend the river. I could see no evidence of anyone having been there before and I’m not trying to advertise it.
    I’m guess I’m just saying that this area is awesome and has so many nocks and grannies to explore.

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