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Skywalk lookout

Dorrigo National Park

Overview

Attached to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Skywalk lookout offers superb views over Dorrigo National Park and encompasses Bellinger Valley to the coast.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Dorrigo National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Skywalk lookout is open during the day, closing between 10pm–5am.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
  • There's limited mobile reception in this park, but wireless internet is available at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

Directly connected to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Skywalk lookout offers a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape. Perched right on the edge of the escarpment, the views take in Bellinger Valley to the coast with deep valleys and gorges, blanketed in a rich rainforest. If birdwatching is of interest, look for regent bowerbirds, topknot pigeons and grey goshawks.

Skywalk lookout is a 70m boardwalk that soars over the edge of the escarpment some 21m above the rainforest. Easily accessible, anyone can enjoy the panoramic views of the Rosewood rainforest basin. If you prefer a closer look, stretch your legs along Rosewood Creek walking track.

The view is dominated by the double peak of McGraths Hump, also known as Old Man Dreaming. In Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr legend, it shows the profile of a warrior’s face, Ngali. It was Ngali’s job to protect women who came to give birth in Bellinger Valley. But Ngali fell asleep, and for his punishment he was turned to stone for all eternity.

Take a virtual tour of Skywalk lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Skywalk lookout, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary