Wonga Walk
Gumbaynggirr Country

3 h to 4 h

6.5 km
circuit

↑ 596 m
↓ -596 m

Easy track
Starting from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on Dome Road, Dorrigo Mountain, this walk takes you on a circuit through the national park. The walk along a descending boardwalk takes you to a subtropical rainforest and 600-year-old trees. The nature in this park is awe-inspiring, and the two waterfalls, Tristania and Crystal Shower Falls, make the whole experience even better. Near The Glade Picnic Area, the hike incorporates the walk with the Birds Boardwalk, a walkway that takes hikers into the forest canopy. A big part of the walk is on a sealed track, with benches at semi-regular intervals and clear signage throughout. There are some steep sections along the walk, a few steps and a swing bridge. 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. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.3636676,152.7285054)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Waterfall Way, B78
  • Turn on to Dome Road then drive for 1.5 km
  • Continue and drive for another 65 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Skywalk Lookout with views over the area. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 60 m turn right.
Then pass the car park (9 m on your left).
After another 85 m pass the "Dorrigo Rainforest Centre" (20 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the "Canopy Cafe" (30 m on your left).
After another 265 m veer left.
After another 2.2 km cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 20 m pass the "Tristania Falls" (15 m on your right).
After another 530 m come to the "Hardwood Lookout".
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to cascading Crystal Shower Falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 580 m turn left.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
After another 1 km turn sharp left.
After another 360 m turn right.
After another 110 m pass the sign (60 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a lookout at The Glade Picnic Area. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight.
After another 60 m pass the "The Glade" (20 m on your left).
Then pass the car park (90 m on your left).
After another 50 m veer left.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 580 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Skywalk Lookout with views over the area. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 370 m turn left.
After another 60 m come to the end.

Side trip to Skywalk Lookout with views over the area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 70 m to find Skywalk at the end.
"Skywalk".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 70 m to the main route.

Side trip to a lookout at The Glade Picnic Area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 55 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 55 m to the main route.

Side trip to cascading Crystal Shower Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
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.
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Terrain
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Wonga Walk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 6.5 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.2 km apart with the largest gap of 5.2 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
145 mDorrigo Rainforest Centre
Toilet
5.3 kmThe Glade
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