This is a lovely return walk in Budderoo National Park rewarding you with great views from Missingham Lookout, over Kangaroo Valley as well as Carrington Falls Gorge. To get the best out of waterfalls visit late summer or early autumn, after some rain. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Jamberoo Mountain Road, 9 then drive for 4.9 km
Keep right onto Cloonty Road and drive for another 1.5 km
Keep right onto Nellies Glen Trail and drive for another 420 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from Nellies Glen picnic area, on Nellies Glen Trail, follow the clearly signposted track towards Missingham Lookout, keeping the Kangaroo Valley gorge (and Carrington Falls in the distance) to your left.....
Directions & comments
There is a picnic table (about 110 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 95 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 4 m back from the start).
Then head through/around the gate.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Missingham Lookout Track & Missingham Lookout Trail) turn right, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 225 m (at the intersection of Nellies Glen Loop Track & Missingham Lookout Track) veer left, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 310 m cross the ford.
After another 500 m turn left, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 320 m continue straight, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 15 m veer right, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Missingham Steps & Missingham Lookout Track) turn left, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
Continue another 80 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.9 km to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "Missingham West Lookout".
Directions & comments
Start heading along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 10 m veer left, to head along Missingham Lookout Track.
After another 120 m come to the end.
About 35 m past the end is "Missingham East Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Missingham Lookout Track
1 h to 2 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)