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Tia Falls walk

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Tia Falls walk.

Track grading

Features of this track


1.5km return


1hr - 1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


No steps


Short steep hills: The track is mostly flat with a few short steep sections.

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is 1.2m-wide and bitumen at the start before becoming hard-packed ground to the end of the track. There are 4 pedestrian bridges at points along the walk.

Getting there and parking

Tia Falls walk 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


Parking is available in a bitumen carpark at Tia Falls lookout and picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


A great time to tackle the Green Gully track when the days are not too hot and the nights not too cold.


The heathlands are a riot of colour when the flowers are out.


The waterfalls are likely to be at their most impressive after the summer rains.


Crisp, cool and clear days are good for a brisk half day bushwalk.


There are accessible non-flush toilets and picnic tables at Tia Falls picnic area where this walk begins.

Seats and resting points

There is a bench seat with backrest at Tia Gorge View lookout.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Waterfall safety

Waterfalls are beautiful destinations but please be safe when visiting these natural wonders. Read these waterfall safety tips before exploring waterfalls on your next walk.


Disability access level - hard

  • Tia Falls walk is a 1.2m-wide track that starts off as bitumen before becoming hard-packed ground. There are 4 pedestrian bridges at points along the walk.
  • There are some short steep sections along the track where people with reduced mobility may need assistance.
  • There's a bench seat with a backrest where you can rest at Tia Gorge View lookout.
  • There are accessible toilets at Tia Falls picnic area where this walk begins.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Tia Falls walk

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Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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