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Dorrigo National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Dorrigo National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Armidale, drive east along the Waterfall Way for about 90 minutes. You'll see the park turnoff on the left, about 2km past Dorrigo.

    From Coffs Harbour:

    • Travel south along the Pacific Highway, cross the Bellinger River and take the Waterfall Way exit to Dorrigo via Bellingen.
    • Approximately 2km before Dorrigo township, turn right at Dome Road and continue for approximately 1.6km to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    The weather at Dorrigo National Park can vary from warm to mild to cool, depending on the time of year you visit. The summer months usually have the highest rainfall.

    Spring

    The rainforest is alive with birdlife - walk the Lyrebird Link for a close up view.

    Summer

    Escape the summer heat along one of the waterfall tracks and feel the coolness envelop you.

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS.

    Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Dorrigo National Park

    Contact

    • in the North Coast region
    • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • More

    Visitor centre

    Nearby towns

    Dorrigo (9 km)

    Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park. Its close to the edge of the escarpment above the Bellingen Valley.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bellingen (34 km)

    Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Coffs Harbour (69 km)

    Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the North Coast, packed with things to do. It's surrounded by lush forests and national parks.

    www.visitnsw.com

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