This is a popular walk in Dorrigo National Park on the Waterfall Way for many reasons: two stunning waterfalls, a suspension bridge, a valley lookout, gorgeous World Heritage Gondwana rainforest with many interpretive signs, a cafe at the finish line. The walk is shady, paved and suitable for families.
Cystal Showers Falls and Tristania Falls
Follow the Wonga rack signs from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre or from the nearby Glade picnic area.
We walked anti-clockwise, which quickly gets you to the waterfalls but ends with a nice climb, you may prefer to clockwise. A suspension bridge gives you a lovely view as you cross the creek in front of Crystal Showers Falls. Take the track to explore the rock overhang behind the falls, enjoying the falling veil of water and dropping moss trails. Crystal Showers Falls
Further along the track is Hardwood Lookout, where you can look between the trees, towards McGraths Hump and down the Bellinger valley to the sea. Next is Tristania Falls, a 20m waterfall cascading down black basalt rock into a pool.
Don’t put your camera away though, because there is still a lot to see in the wonder world of the ancient rainforest as you complete the circuit. There are strangler figs, tree buttresses, lichens, fungi, volcanic rocks, critters, birds, and more. There are numerous interpretive signs to help you learn more about the environment.
Make sure you enjoy the view from the Skywalk, visit the shop, and check out the mosaics at the Rainforest Centre entrance!