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Walk with the Birds boardwalk

Dorrigo National Park

Overview

Wind through the trees on wheelchair-accessible Walk with the Birds boardwalk and observe some of the 150 bird species found in Dorrigo.

Where
Dorrigo National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
0.5km return
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
Walk with the Birds boardwalk is open 5am-10pm daily.
What to
bring
Drinking water, sunscreen, hat

Get high among the rainforest trees along the elevated Walk with the Birds boardwalk, in Dorrigo National Park. This fully-accessible walkway, elevated above the forest floor, offers unique forest views and close-up birdwatching opportunities, near Bellingen on the NSW North Coast.

Far below, you might see brush turkeys raking litter for their nests or a lyrebird searching for insects. Among the branches, you could spot the stunning paradise riflebird with its glossy black and iridescent blue plumage, as well as fruit doves and green catbirds. Look for the information panels to learn more about the rainforest locals.

Enjoy a packed lunch at The Glade picnic area, and if you’re feeling energetic, try nearby Wonga walk or Satinbird stroll. As night falls, listen for the ‘mo-poke’ call of the southern boobook owl or watch for ringtail possums emerging from their nests.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Walk with the Birds boardwalk, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary