Mumbulla Creek Falls, Bega, NSW
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Mumbulla Creek Falls is a smooth rock wall around 5-10 metres high situated within the Biamanga National Park. Much of the time there is only a trickle over the falls, but the very deep pool at the base of the falls is permanent. Mumbulla Creek Falls in Biamanga National Park The falls form a popular rock water slide which has a smooth half-tube worn away by the water over time. People walk around the right hand wall of the falls and clamber up to the ledge above the falls, from which you can either jump or slide down into the pool. There is only a poorly defined mountain goat track to get up above the falls, so it is best to watch someone else do it first if you have not been here before.

The falls are a sacred site for the Yuin people. The information boards along the boardwalk tell you some of their story. According to Biamanga National Park Chair Paul Stewart, from an ABC radio interview in March 2015, the pool is a place of quiet reflection for young Aboriginal men. If the Yuin people are using the falls, be respectful of their presence.

There are a number of picnic tables and electric barbecues next to the car park.
You cannot see the falls from here, but it is a lovely spot for a picnic before tackling the windy dirt road back out of the national park. Grab yourself some cheese at the Bega Cheese Factory along the way for an excellent morning or afternoon tea of cheese and crackers at this spot.
Your Seasonal Guide:
Best Time of Year to Visit:Best Time of Day to Visit:
Reliable flow all year except after prolonged dry spells, particularly in summer (Dec-Mar), when the creek can dry up. Visit from early morning to mid afternoon to see the falls in full sun.
Change in Route to Access Mumbulla Creek Falls:
The shortest access road to the falls from Princes Hwy (via Glen Oakes Road and Clarkes Road) is now closed. According to the Bega District News (19/11/2015) the reason for the closure is because part of the road runs through private property. When that property recently changed hands, the new owners decided that they no longer wanted through traffic passing through their land. What that means is that instead of the 11 km trip from the highway that used to take around 25 minutes to reach the falls, you now have to drive from Bega, up over Dr George Mountain for 24 km, which will take you just under an hour. Apparently this alternative access route is narrow in parts and mostly dirt road, so drive carefully.
Other Essential Information:
Location: Mumbulla Creek Road, Biamanga National Park, 420 km (approx. 6 hour drive) south-west of the Sydney CBD or 240 km (approx. 3 hour drive) south-east of Canberra.
Latitude:-36.575723 Longitude:149.893642
Getting there: From Bega take Tarraganda Lane on the eastern side of town, which then becomes Dr George Mountain Road. Follow this road for 11 km then turn left into Mumbulla Creek Road and follow it to the falls for 13 km. Access to the falls from Glen Oakes Road on the Princes Hwy at Brogo is now closed.
Water source: Mumbulla Creek
Approx. height: 5-10 m
Approx. width: 1-15 m, depending on flow conditions
Approx. length: Vertical drop
Swimming available at the falls: Yes
Facilities: Toilets, bbqs, tables, boardwalk
Entrance fee: None
Opening times: Always open
Sun shade: Limited shade at the falls, but plenty of natural shade nearby and at the picnic tables
Wheelchair access: Access to the viewing platform, but there are steps to the base of the falls
Prohibitions: No campfires, no solid fuel burners, no gathering firewood, no pets, no smoking.
Accommodation Options: There are no designated camping areas in the Biamanga National Park. If you are visiting the area and want to stay near these falls, you can try accommodation in nearby Bega.
Managing authority: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Yuin people (traditional owners)
Nearby attractions: The Bega cheese factory is a short drive down the highway in Bega
Before you head out, make sure to read the waterfall safety information.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the approximate location of the falls.
Change of Conditions:
I am not currently aware of any other change of conditions (apart from the change in road access) reported at this site by the managing authority, or by visitors to this website. If you are visiting this waterfall and have any further updates on any change of conditions, let me know via the comment form below.
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