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Wonga walk

Dorrigo National Park

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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.

6.6km loop
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade 2
What to
Drinking water, insect repellent, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, mobile phone, hat
Please note
  • Drop in to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and grab a map for your walk.
  • The rainforest temperature can be cooler - you might want to bring a waterproof jacket.

The Wonga walk delivers all the delights of the subtropical rainforest and is one of the most popular walks not only in Dorrigo National Park, but also in Australia.

Tall, lush World Heritage listed rainforest provides a cool and shaded walking track and many waterfalls. The 600-year-old trees, elevated boardwalk, colourful fungi, vines, and interesting bird calls are just some of the sights and sounds waiting for you on this walk. You'll also pass the cascading beauty of Tristania Falls, and kids will love the suspension bridge at Crystal Shower Falls where you have the option to get down into a cavern and look through the veil of falling water.  

There are some steeper sections along the walk, a few steps and some boulder crossings, but you can break the walk up into shorter sections.

Start your walk at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, and take Lyrebird link track for 400m before joining Wonga walk. Check your Dorrigo National Park map to see all the walk options.

Take a virtual tour of Wonga walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Dorrigo Rainforest birds self-guided audio tour

Go on an audio tour from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre into the heart of the rainforest. As you walk, you’ll learn about the colourful personalities and unique calls of some of the park’s most prominent birds.

An eastern spinebill on a grevillea flower. Photo © Andrew Turbill

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