Crystal Shower & Tristania Falls
Gumbaynggirr Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 15 min

5.3 km

↑ 493 m
↓ -493 m

Easy track
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. 
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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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.3721304,152.7245494)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Waterfall Way, B78
  • Turn on to Dome Road then drive for 1.5 km
  • Continue and drive for another 1.1 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 40 m pass the car park (85 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 5 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
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.
Turn map 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

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 5.3 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 15 min
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 is one 170 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
170 mThe Glade
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