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.
Above: Launching from the water slide at Mumbulla Creek Falls
(Order this image)
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:
|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 Information Before You Go:
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.
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.
1-15 m, depending on flow conditions
Swimming available at the falls: Yes, see here for details
Toilets, bbqs, tables, boardwalk
Limited shade at the falls, but plenty of natural shade nearby and at the picnic tables
Access to the viewing platform, but there are steps to the base of the falls
No campfires, no solid fuel burners, no gathering firewood, no pets, no smoking.
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
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Yuin people (traditional owners)
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
and check with the managing authority for any current change of conditions.
The marker indicates the approximate location of the falls.
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