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Nestled in the rugged ranges of Nightcap National Park, World Heritage-listed Protestors Falls walking track leads through magnificent rainforest to a spectacular waterfall. An ideal short walk for families and nature-lovers, it's a great stop on a driving tour of the beautiful NSW North Coast hinterland, near Lismore. Named after the Terania Creek protests of the late 1970s that saved this precious patch of pristine rainforest, it's an important habitat for a range of endangered frogs, including the threatened Fleay's barred frog and pouched frog. As you walk along this easy track, you'll notice how subtropical bangalow palms and native tamarind give way to towering rainforest giants of yellow carabeen and strangler figs. Listen out for the call of the rose-crowned fruit dove and the barred cuckoo-shrike. You might even see a pademelon darting through the bush. If you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Terania Creek picnic area.
About the region
Explore ancient World Heritage-listed rainforest in Nightcap National Park, near Lismore in north-eastern NSW. Ideal for a day trip or overnight adventure, you’ll find great campgrounds, picnic areas, walks and stunning views.
Nightcap National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, is a dramatically beautiful park full of ancient rainforests, magical waterways and spectacular views.
The lush rainforest provides a home for the newly discovered nightcap oak as well as a number of threatened animal species, including Albert's lyrebird and Fleay's barred frog which takes shelter under leaf litter and makes an 'ok-ok-ok-ok-ok' after rain.
With easy access from Lismore and Nimbin, you can enjoy a picnic, bushwalk or overnight camping trip amid the park's escarpments, waterfalls and crystal clear creeks and enjoy incredible views of the 20 million year-old Wollumbin shield volcano.
Protesters Falls walking track is in Nightcap National Park. To get there:From The Channon, veer left at the general store (signposted) on Terania Creek Road.Drive for approximately 15km to the end of this mostly rough gravel roadPark at Terania Creek picnic area, at the northern end of Terania Creek Road. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Protesters Falls walking track can become boggy when it rains Parking Parking is available at Terania Creek picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
Please be aware that this area may be subject to temporary closure due to flash flooding during, or after heavy periods of rain.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
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.