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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, World Heritage Area, contains the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest, and the majority of the world's Antarctic beech cool temperature rainforest. These extraordinary areas still contain ancient and primitive plants and animals from which life on Earth evolved. Get to know Gondwana Rainforests along a walking track, on a driving route, or by staying in NSW National Parks accommodation, within easy reach.

The Skywalk lookout, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary
Waterwall Way scenic drive, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster

Waterfall Way scenic drive

The 185km Waterfall Way scenic drive links Coffs harbour and Armidale, passing rainforest, river valleys and waterfalls, including New England and Dorrigo national parks.

Price
Free park entry.
Distance
185km one-way
Time
2hrs 30min
Grade
Easy
Hastings Forest Way touring route, Werrikimbe National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Hastings Forest Way touring route

See Gondwana rainforest, go camping, birdwatching and enjoy amazing scenery on a scenic drive through Hastings Forest Way touring route near Port Macquarie and Wauchope.

Price
Free park entry.
Distance
122km
Time
8hrs
Grade
Medium