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Never Never picnic area

Dorrigo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Never Never picnic area.

Getting there and parking

To reach Never Never picnic area in Dorrigo National Park:

  • Enter Dome Road from Waterfall Way (1km south of Dorrigo), and follow it for 2km to find Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.
  • Dome Road veers to the left at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre; follow it for 10km to Never Never picnic area.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Never Never picnic area.

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.

Facilities

It's a good idea to bring your own drinking and cooking when picnicking at Never Never picnic area.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

Prohibited

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Never Never picnic area

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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.

Visitor centre

Never Never picnic area, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary