Tea Tree Falls Track
North Coast NSW
New England National Park
A beautiful walk along the Styx River, through eucalypt forest, with hanging moss that gives the walk a magical feel.
This moderately trafficked walk starts from the car park for the Thungatti campground and connects with Toms Cabin at the other end (another optional starting point).
This relatively flat walk takes you through eucalypt forest and beneath beautiful hanging moss, that resembles something out of a fairy tale.
The track runs adjacent to the Styx River, with small off-track side-tracks down to Tea Tree Falls and another unnamed falls.
The hanging moss is matched by fallen trees and rocks covered in moss, as well as a patch of Antarctic beech trees near Toms Cabin.
Wooden boardwalks are provided in spots where the ground gets waterlogged. It is essential to stick to the track to protect the fragile environment.
New England National Park can be visited as part of the 185 km Waterfall Way scenic drive from Coffs Harbour to Armidale.
Track: The track involves graded paths and wooden boardwalks. The track is well-signed and easy to
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all walkers and is one of the easiest walks in the park.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.
The trail starts from the car park for Thungatti campground off Point Lookout Road in Ebor – approximately 5.25 hours drive south of Brisbane, 1 hour drive east of Armidale, 2 hours drive west of Coffs Harbour or 6.5 hours drive north of Sydney.
Much of the road into New England National Park is unsealed (approximately 12 kms), however is suitable for 2WD vehicles in normal weather conditions.
Parking is limited, but typically sufficient for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Like any walk involving waterfalls and rivers, it is best done after recent rain. However, if completing after recent rain, be sure to check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for updates regarding flooding and track closures.
Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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