Soak up the oxygen laden air while being soothed by the sounds of nearby waterfalls. there are some spectacular well-kept secret locations here in The Highlands (and a little further afield), and then there are the not-so-secret locations that The Fold knows and loves. Depending on how much rain we’ve had this spot can be quite dry. After about 7km there is a well sign-posted entry point to Carrington Falls (Budderoo National Park), which is a right hand turn. There’s a bit more space here (i.e. It seems highly likely that the blue pool is what is left It's abandoned but well known. There are no signposts to the blue pool, so the first challenge is finding it. The pool is roughly 15m in diameter and plenty deep enough for a proper swim. It is possible (and fun) to cross the river above the waterfall by splashing through the shallow pools and jumping from rock to rock. The scenery is amazing and we bet you’ll pinch yourself on more than one occasion; it’s that pretty! ***All walks are provided by volunteers in their own time. sunk in 1865 to mine ironstone, before turning to coal production Being nice and close to the village, this is the most central option for swimming in the Valley. In the event of rain the walk will still go ahead but may be modified to suit the conditions. also worth remembering as you look around that the pylons and the forestry VisitNSW.com is the official tourism site for Destination NSW, a department of NSW Government. 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Jamberoo Music Festival is upping the anti in their third annual Music Festival. He ran the definitive website on the subject The easiest way to get there is to head through Robertson (from Moss Vale) on the Illawarra Highway and turn right onto Jamberoo Mountain Road once you get to the famous 'Pie Shop'. Cooling off at a local swimming hole is a very Highlands way to spend a hot day. Not long after you turn right, you’ll see a sign for Carrington Falls Campground and Blue Pool. little less well known, and largely hidden by forest, is the nearby Tappoch Broch, a If you like to take photos, there are some terrific photo opportunities available. There is a little moving water, and if you head upstream you're rewarded with a large 70m pool! First time walkers are free and covered by insurance through the National Parks Association of NSW (NPA). An important note, puppies need to stay at home for this one, as no dogs are allowed in our National Parks. Nellies Glen has been a popular gathering place for locals since the 19th century. The first is Blue Pool. This is the perfect spot for a quiet picnic before exploring the nearby range of spectacular lookouts around Carrington Falls. For Nellies Glen, go all the way to the carpark and then the water hole is a short, flat, easy walk to the right, so even with small children it only takes a minute or two. Carrington Falls and Nellies Glen, Budderoo National Park, NSW The magnificent Carrington Falls, a 50m waterfall plunging into a natural swimming gully, is located in the Budderoo National Park in the Southern Highlands of NSW. If you're not convinced swimming amongst nature is your thing, you may prefer ‘The Guide’ posts about our local swimming pools and some cool beaches close by. When booking for the second and third walks we request a. PLEASE NOTE: Reserved tickets available for NPA members, and 2nd and 3rd time walkers. The scenery is amazing. brick structure that is full of remarkably blue water. An alternative to NPA annual membership is to become a “Monthly Partner” at any time. Islands. This particular area of the National Park is known for Carrington Falls, and the swimming options there are awesome. The small waterfall and swimming hole, situated in quiet surroundings with ferns and rocks, is the perfect spot for a swim and a picnic. Jamberoo Village Markets will be up and running on Sunday, November 29th 9-2 pm and December Twilight Market on Friday,…, Bitter and Twisted Boutique Beer Festival, By signing up, I have read and agree to the, Destination New South Wales (Corporate site). For us, the most convincing explanation revolves around the presence, We will take our time enjoying the waterholes and magnificant views in the area. bushwalkthegong@gmail.com. than either (except, apparently, to people living locally who have swum in We recommend after the walk checking out Carrington Falls Lookout which is in the area. On the other side of the river you may find the access point to a walking track that leads to Nellies Glen, but driving there is a little easier. We could see no sign of it, but there is Denny. Turn left after the bridge, grab your stuff and head down the winding path to the water. No public transport and limited parking - please carpool! A very exciting health and fitness hub has popped up in Bowral. cables, the shaft housing the blue pool would probably have been destroyed Walk past the picnic table to your right and you’ll discover our pick - the top of Carrington Falls. (Continues below image...). The Kangaroo River flows over a sandstone escarpment into the gully below. a brick lined arch below water level on one side that is the start of a brick tunnel running slightly downhill for it for generations), is Torwood Blue Pool, a mysterious man-made circular Once at the falls, there are some amazing views and at the bottom a few water holes to cool off in. open navigation Save Walk. While you relax under the shade of magnificent eucalyptus forest, the kids will love looking for the brightly coloured fungi and orchids high in the canopy. They are Psyched! An informal Your email will only be seen by the event organiser. to the mine workings and causing damage or injury.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'undiscoveredscotland_co_uk-medrectangle-4','ezslot_3',117,'0','0'])); To fit with the normal pattern of shafts like this, the brickwork would