|Mode||Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)|
|Directions||From Barry Way|
|Turn map||Directions & comments|
Sawpit Creek Picnic Area (about 80 m back from the start).
Sawpit Creek Picnic Area is found beside Kosciuszko Rd, and is accessed through the 'Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat' driveway. The picnic area is about 1km further into the park from the NPWS pay station. A great starting point for several popular walks, this is also a pleasent spot to just stop and rest. Sawpit Creek runs along the side of the open area and there are also several picnic tables, wood BBQs and a non-flush toilet. There are information signs about the area, explaining that the creek is named for the Alpine Ash that were milled in the area during the 1860s .
After 105 m find the "Snow & Ice on walk" (25 m on your right).
This walk leads through an alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, there is a much higher change of snow, ice and extremely cold conditions.
Then find the "Waterfall Lookout" (5 m on your right).
This waterfall on upper Sawpit Creek is not formally named, but is the focal point of the waterfall track that passes just in front of the falls. The water cascades down these fairly wide falls to a shallow pool below. The main fall is about 4m high but the overall cascades are taller. NPWS have installed a metal bridge for crossing the creek, and a small platform on the south side that provides the best view of the falls.
After another 1.6 km find the "Granite Outcrop" (10 m on your right).
This granite outcrop is perched on the northern side of Sawpit Creek. The track passes by the rocks, but in favourable weather and with great care, walkers can climb up on some of these rocks to enjoy the view down the valley. The view extends down Sawpit Creek valley to Lake Jindabyne and parts of the Jindabyne township.
|Time||2 h to 2 h 30 min|
|Quality of track||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)|
|Gradient||Short steep hills (3/6)|
|Signage||Directional signs along the way (3/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
|Experience Required||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)|
|Item||From Start||Name & link to notes|
|-107 m||Kosciuszko Tourist Park|