Updated: Apr 7, 2019
Distance: 2km - return
Time: 45 mins
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
Pram Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: No
** This walk requires a 4wd to access it **
We found this walk a little while ago while searching on the internet. The photos looked incredible and we couldn’t wait to see it. It definitely didn’t disappoint.
Getting there: Google maps can tell you how to get there but unfortunately there is little to no service along this journey. We headed to Orbost (where we grabbed breakfast and coffee), turned off at Lochiel street (turn off from the Princes highway), right at Nicholson street and then left onto McLeod St which then turns into B Rd.keep on following B Rd and it will then turn into Garnets Track, you want to keep on Garnets track for about 1 hr 20 mins until you reach Moresford / Moorsford Road. Then turn right and its only about a 5 min drive down this road. Along Garnets Track you will come across a gate but there is a track around it so don’t worry too much, after the gate the track starts becoming a 4wd track and gets a bit rougher. We did have to move quite a few trees off the road along the way as there were no way around them.
The walk starts out from the car park. At the start of the walk there is an information board with details about the walk and also about an extended Snowy River Walk you can do from the bottom of Raymond Falls, which is 13km return. We only did the small one this time but will be coming back to do the extended walk.
The walk starts out very flat and is a pleasant walk. Its not long until you reach the river and before you is what looks like a rocky gorge, you are now directly above the waterfall. Here you come across a sign pointing you left to the track.
From here the track takes a turn downhill and there are about 135 stairs down to the bottom, from what is written on the information at the start. Once you get to the bottom you will come across a sign ‘Snowy Walk & Falls’ you want to follow the track right, to the falls.
You have made it! Before you is a massive pool of icy cold water and a tall waterfall. Although there wasn’t much water running over it, it was still an amazing place.
On the way back, the climb is quite steep and those stairs start to hurt as you climb back up the 135 stairs to the top. It’s a beautiful walk and worth going to see if you enjoy four-wheel driving. You are able to camp here too which is what we will do next time when we do the other walk.