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Crystal Shower Falls walk

Dorrigo National Park

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Walk through lush rainforest to reach Crystal Shower Falls in Dorrigo National Park near Coffs Harbour. Enjoy spectacular views from the rocky cavern behind the waterfall.

No wheelchair access
4.4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Grade 2
Please note

Remember to check the weather before you go because it can change quickly.

Crystal Shower Falls walk is a short but stunning waterfall walk in Dorrigo that takes you behind the waterfall itself. It's easily combined with Walk with the Birds boardwalk.

Part of the Wonga walk circuit, Crystal Shower Falls walk starts from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Lush rainforest towers above you on the walk to the falls, and you might hear the call of fruit doves and other rainforest birds.

Once you reach the falls, a suspension bridge carries you across the valley in front of the falls for fantastic views of the waterfall dropping into the pool below. A short side track leads behind the waterfall into a rocky cavern, where you can look through the veil of falling water.

If you're feeling energetic, continue to Tristania Falls and loop back to the Rainforest Centre on Wonga walk. For a shorter walk, you can also reach Crystal Shower Falls from The Glade picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Wonga walk in Dorrigo National Park. Photo credit: Owen Mowle © DPIE

    Wonga walk

    Take a walk amongst subtropical rainforest and 600-year-old trees along the Wonga walk in Dorrigo National Park, home to the Tristania and Crystal Falls.

  • Walk with the Birds boardwalk, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Jay Black © DPE

    Walk with the Birds boardwalk

    Wind through the trees on wheelchair-accessible Walk with the Birds boardwalk and spot some of the 150 bird species found in Dorrigo National Park.

  • The Glade picnic area, Dorrigo National Park. Photo © Rob Cleary

    The Glade picnic area

    The Glade picnic area is part of Dorrigo National Park near Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast. This pretty rainforest clearing offers a great spot for a picnic or barbecue and lots of rainforest walks.

  • People visiting the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Photo © Rob Cleary

    Dorrigo Rainforest Centre

    Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is the best place for Dorrigo National Park visitor information and school excursion visits. Book a guided tour, take the Skywalk for stunning views out to Coffs Harbour or relax in the Canopy Cafe.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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