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Waterfall Way scenic drive

Dorrigo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Waterfall Way scenic drive.

Getting there and parking

Waterfall Way scenic drive begins on the NSW North Coast. To get there:

  • Turn off Pacific Highway at Raleigh, 20min south of Coffs Harbour.
  • Take Waterfall Way to Dorrigo (40min) and continue on to Ebor and Point lookout (75km west of Dorrigo).

Parking

Parking is available at all visitor sites along the way.

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 envelope you.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • Accessible toilets, walks, lookouts and carparks available at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Ebor Falls, Point lookout and Wollomombi Gorge and Falls picnic area.

Prohibited

Pets

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

If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Waterfall Way scenic drive

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Park info

  • in Dorrigo National Park 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.

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