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Dorrigo rainforest ranger-guided tour

Dorrigo National Park

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Overview

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Experience the rainforest like never before, on a ranger-guided walk through World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park. It's only 1hr from Coffs Harbour, but you'll feel worlds away.

When

Tours run Monday to Saturday in NSW school Holidays. No tours on Wednesdays or public holidays.

April 2024:

Monday 15 April to Saturday 20 April 2024.

Monday 22 April to Saturday 27 April 2024. No tour on Thursday 25 April (Anzac Day).

July 2024:

Monday 8 July to Saturday 13 July 2024

Monday 15 July to Saturday 20 July 2024

Tour times:

10.30am to 11am; 11.30am to 12pm; 12.30pm to 1pm; 2pm to 2.30pm

Accessibility
Medium
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. There is a steep ramp descent to the rainforest floor.
Price

Adult $10 per person. Child (5 to 16 years) $5 per person. Family $25 for 2 adults and 2 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults need to book and pay.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Meeting point
Adjacent to the mosaic at entrance to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, drinking water, raincoat, hat
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online. It's best to book ahead to secure your ticket, but you can book at the Rainforest Centre Information desk on the day.
Please note

This tour runs in all weather. The rainforest is the place to be in the rain, so come prepared.

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This tour is an essential introduction to understanding the significance of Dorrigo National Park as a World Heritage-listed protected area.

Walk alongside an NPWS ranger, as we traverse this Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforest. We'll delve into this incredible world of ancient living fossils. Hear stories of how unique plants and animals of this World Heritage rainforest have survived and thrived. It's been millions of years in the making and is a place where time itself is captured.

Your tour will commence at the entrance of Dorrigo Rainforest Centre where a wall mosaic tells the story of how this vast continent of Gondwana broke up over millions of years. You’ll learn about the raft of plants and animals that followed, whose ancestors survive today in Dorrigo National Park.

From here your guide will lead you from the edge of the escarpment, down a steep ramp to the rainforest floor. The path winds through low canopy before coming to the Balaminda platform. Here, you’ll be invited to take time to stop, breathe and listen. This hotspot of biodiversity gives us a glimpse into the past and a portal to the future.

Come and experience this stunning subtropical rainforest. This short tour finishes at the Gondwana Junction. You’ll have the option to continue self-guided to the cascading Crystal Shower and Tristania Falls, the nearby Walk with the Birds boardwalk or return to the rainforest centre.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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