Tristania Falls is one of two waterfalls along the Wonga Walk, in Dorrigo National Park (the other being Crystal Shower Falls). This is the less spectacular of the two falls – but it’s still a very picturesque waterfall that cascades down a small basalt cliff, alongside the walking trail.
The attraction of the waterfall is not just the cascading water, but the subtropical rainforest and 600-year-old trees that surround the falls.
The walking path crosses the creek directly in front of the waterfall on a metal bridge. There are filtered views across the valley from the bridge, and of the creek which continues to cascade down the rocky gully.
Getting to Tristania Falls
The only way to see Tristania Falls is along the Wonga Walk track, which is just before Dorrigo on the Waterfall Way (coming from the coast). The entire loop walk is about 6km, and you can start from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre (where there’s a cafe, shop and toilets) or from the Glade Picnic Area. If you just want to see Tristania Falls, it’s 4.4km return from the Glade Picnic Area – and you’ll also pass the Crystal Shower Falls.
- Australian Waterfalls – Tristania Falls