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Never Never picnic area

Dorrigo National Park


Never Never picnic area is a quiet alternative to The Glade picnic area in Dorrigo National Park, with barbecues, birdwatching, walking tracks, and access to waterfalls.

Picnic areas
Dorrigo National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The walking tracks in Dorrigo National Park are most suited to experienced bushwalkers.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Most visitors to Dorrigo National Park frequent The Glade picnic area, but tucked away in the gorgeous interior is a quieter alternative, just past Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Never Never picnic area is an ideal spot for anybody wanting a spot of nature and privacy.

What you’ll find is a magnificent place to picnic with a wide forest clearing and space for the kids, with tall trees offering shade on hot summer days. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching. Rufous fantails, golden whistlers, and eastern yellow robins live in the area.

Never Never picnic area is a convenient base for a number of great walks including the beautiful Rosewood Creek and Red Cedar Falls walking tracks. Casuarina Falls circuit and Blackbutt walk also leave from the area. For an exhilarating challenge, try the undulating 10km trail from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre by mountain bike.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Never Never picnic area, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary