Crystal Shower Falls Walk

Dorrigo National Park

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.

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Getting there


From Coffs Harbour:

  • Travel south along the Pacific Highway
  • After crossing the Bellinger River, take the Waterfall Way exit to Dorrigo via Bellingen
  • Turn right at Dome Road and continue for approximately 1.6km to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
  • Continue past the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre along Lyrebird Lane to the end


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Nice easy walk down to the falls. The return back to the car is all up hill. Did it with the kids (youngest 4yr) and although she struggled she walked the whole way. Asphalt path the whole way. Walk behind the waterfall was closed when we did it

Bic_fam on 3 May, 2019

Waterfall overload! This track has three waterfalls plus two to see on the way. Walking along the suspension bridge and getting behind Crystal Shower Falls was amazing. Highly recommend.

rob.bushman on 14 Feb, 2015


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