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Tiara walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Tiara walking track is a medium difficulty hike leading to a spectacular lookout with scenic views over Tia River, just a short drive off Oxley Highway.

5km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Grade 4
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

For spectacular views to clear the head and energise the senses, Tiara walking track will get your heart pumping. Setting out from Tia Falls 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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Tia Falls picnic area, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Josh Smith © DPE

    Tia Falls picnic area

    Tia Falls picnic area is a great family stop over with barbecue facilities, walks, and scenic waterfall views over the gorge country, just off Oxley Highway.

  • View past trees to a waterfall cascading in steps into a deep gorge. Photo © Jessica Stokes

    Tiara View lookout

    Tiara View lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, along Tiara walking track. It’s a great place to enjoy views of Tia Falls and Tia Gorge, near Walcha.

  • Overhead view of a river and a waterfall set in a rugged landscape of deep canyons.  Photo © Gerhard Koertner

    Tiara lookout

    Tiara lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Tiara walking track. It’s a great spot to enjoy stunning views of Tia Gorge and Tia Falls.


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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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