Crystal Shower Falls walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3.5km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Waterfall Way, Dorrigo Mountain

  • End: Waterfall Way, Dorrigo Mountain

  • Location: Dorrigo National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 539 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.37911419

  • Longitude: 152.7288701

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Crystal Shower Falls walk is a 3.5km, grade 2 return hike, located in the Dorrigo National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The walk to Crystal Shower Falls might be one of the shortest waterfall walks, but it is also one of the most intriguing because you can go behind the waterfall itself. Lush rainforest towers above you on the walk to the falls and you might hear the call of rainforest birds like fruit doves.
Once you reach the falls, a suspension bridge leads to a short side track that will take you behind the waterfall into a rocky cavern.
To get to Crystal Shower Falls you'll need to take the first part of the Satinbird stroll and then join the Wonga walk, leaving from The Glade picnic area. If you are feeling energetic and want to explore the rainforest more you can carry on walking the Wonga walk.

About the region

Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Getting there

Crystal Shower Falls walk starts at The Glade picnic area. To get there:From Armidale:Drive east along the Waterfall Way for approximately 90 minutesTurn left into Dome Road approximately 2km after you pass through DorrigoContinue past the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre along Lyrebird Lane to the endFrom Coffs Harbour:Travel south along the Pacific HighwayAfter crossing the Bellinger River, take the Waterfall Way exit to Dorrigo via BellingenTurn right at Dome Road and continue for approximately 1.6km to the Dorrigo Rainforest CentreContinue past the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre along Lyrebird Lane to the end Parking Parking is available at The Glade picnic area.

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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