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For spectacular views to clear the head and energise the senses, Tiara walking track will get your heart pumping. Setting out from Tia Falls lookout and picnic area, it's an excellent introduction to the fascinating natural worlds within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
While crossing Tia River, look for platypus paddling by in the crystal clear waters. Following the western ridge, the medium track passes through grassy woodlands and dry gum forests. You might be lucky and glimpse a koala in the branches of a nearby gum. Brush-tailed rock wallabies can sometimes be seen, hanging out in the rocky outcrops.
In the dry rainforest, rock orchids cling to trunks of scentless rosewood and native olive trees. There's an optional detour to Tiara View lookout with a panoramic vista across the river gouged valleys. Continuing along the track to Tiara lookout, take a moment to soak in the spectacular views over the gorge country.
About the region
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area features rare dry rainforest, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, extensive wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers and an amazing array of wildlife. It's best explored as a scenic drive along the Waterfall Way.
Explore the Apsley Macleay Gorges, one of Australia’s largest gorge systems with incredible ridge top views and visit Wollomombi, the highest waterfall in NSW and a place sure to lift your spirit. Bushwalkers will love the multi-day Green Gully walk that takes in the park’s spectacular landscape and includes overnight accommodation in heritage-listed stockman’s huts. For those seeking heritage accommodation that is slightly more luxurious, East Kunderang Homestead is sure to impress.
Tiara walking track starts at Tia Falls lookout and picnic area in the Tia Falls precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there:Take Oxley Highway from Walcha and look for the turn-off to Tia Falls, 19km past the Apsley Gorge turn-off.Follow this unsealed road/trail for 7km to Tia Falls lookout and picnic area Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Tiara walking track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Tia Falls lookout and 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.