Starting from The Glade picnic area take this return walk is different to other waterfalls walks. This one takes you through lush rainforest and behind the waterfall into a rocky cavern. If you want you can prolong the walk along Wonga walk and make it a circuit walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
After another 60 m pass the "The Glade" (20 m on your left).
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 90 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your right).
After another 40 m veer left.
After another 1 km cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Crystal Shower Falls. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 650 m come to the "Hardwood Lookout".
Continue another 480 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.6 km to get back to the start.
About 15 m past the end is "Tristania Falls".
Side trip to Crystal Shower Falls.
Directions & comments
Continue another 40 m to find Crystal Shower Falls at the end.
"Crystal Shower Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 40 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Crystal Shower & Tristania Falls
2 h 30 min to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)