Wonga Walk

2 h 45 min to 4 h

6.2 km

↑ 580 m
↓ -580 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on Dome Road, Dorrigo Mountain, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Lyrebird Link, Wonga Walk and Walk with the Birds tracks. Enjoy a walk amongst subtropical rainforest and 600-year-old trees along the Wonga Walk in Dorrigo National Park, home to the Tristania and Crystal Shower Falls. The walk starts from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, heading along the Lyrebird Link track for 400 metres before joining the Wonga Walk. The path heads down gently through towering trees, leading to the first waterfall. Tristania Falls runs down into a clearing in the forest and flows to the valley below. The trail crosses a bridge immediately in front of the falls, providing unimpeded views. From Tristania Falls the trail rises moderately steeply, leading up from the wet subtropical rainforest and into dryer Eucalypt forest. Further along, Hardwood Lookout provides good views through the trees towards the coast. Next is Crystal Shower Falls, the main highlight of the Wonga Walk. A beautiful waterfall flowing over a sheer cliff, Crystal Shower Falls features a path running behind the waterfall itself. Near The Glade Picnic Area, the hike incorporates the Walk with the Birds Boardwalk, a 500 metre walkway that takes hikers into the forest canopy. Bird watchers will love this side trail, as it features two viewing platforms that provide excellent vantage points to observe the forest's avian species. The Wonga Walk is on a sealed track for its entire length, with benches at semi-regular intervals and clear signage throughout. The track descends to the bottom of the two waterfalls it passes before ascending to the start again. There are some steep sections along the walk, a few steps and some boulder crossings. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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