The Henry Angel Track from Tumbarumba to the waterfall is 3.1km. It is well signposted and very easy. If you are heading into Tumbarumba along the Tooma road you will see the sign below
Starting from Tumbarumba
Leaving from Tumbarumba information office go right past The Nest and left at the Bowling Club into Tooma road and 7km down the road you will see a camping & caravan park on your left. Park here and walk across the highway and you will see the following sign. The sign is not easily visible from the road as it it in a deep gully.
When you clamber over the style you will see a warning about the electric fences used to keep the cattle and sheep fenced in.
If you are lucky you might be able to pick up a brochure on the walk – but we were not so lucky and the larder was empty.
There are a number of small bridges well built like the one below and…
And bridges not so sophisticated…
The short walk you should pass a few cows on the way.
Even more cows.
Soon you will reach the entrance of the tunnel and their is a better view from the lookout on the other side.
And the lookout to the tunnel –
From the lookout you can see very little but this is what you will see:
Once you have done this climb over the styles and you will be in sheep country and you can see the tunnel from the other side – just be aware of the blackberries.
Beware of the blackberries and they will draw blood if shown bare skin.
- You are now in sheep country but the sheep will not hang around to say hello like the cows.
Shortly after you will arrive at the waterfall.
Below, you can hear the actual sound of cicadas and the waterfall at the end of the walk. It was such a hot day that the cicadas seem to drown out the water.
For lazy people like me the brief adventure is over and we head back. You can keep going up the hill. The day we went it was during Tumba’s heatwave in January 2014 and a cool beer beckoned.