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Dorrigo Rainforest Centre

Dorrigo National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

Getting there and parking

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is in the western precinct of Dorrigo National Park. To get there:

From Armidale:

  • Drive east along the Waterfall Way for approximately 90 minutes
  • Turn left into Dome Road approximately 2km after you pass through Dorrigo

From Coffs Harbour:

  • Travel south along the Pacific Highway
  • After crossing the Bellinger River, take the Waterfall Way exit to Dorrigo via Bellingen
  • Turn right at Dome Road and continue for approximately 1.6km to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in a large carpark at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, including 6 accessible parking spaces.

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.


The rainforest is alive with birdlife - walk the Lyrebird Link for a close up view.


Escape the summer heat along one of the waterfall tracks and feel the coolness envelope you.



There are accessible flush toilets at the rainforest centre, including a change facility for parents and carers.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are accessible picnic tables at both the front and the back of the rainforest centre.


Drinking water

Wireless internet

  • Wireless internet (free)

Step-free access

  • There's step-free access from the carpark to the rainforest centre along a paved pathway.
  • Inside the rainforest centre, the area is flat and step-free, with easy access to Canopy Cafe, the Skywalk and facilities like toilets and picnic tables.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways
  • Step-free main entrance to the building
  • Step-free access to restaurant/cafe

Accessible doorways

There's a large automatic sliding door at the entrance to the rainforest centre.

Seats and resting points

There's a bench seat with a backrest at the front of the rainforest centre.

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).


Disability access level - easy

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre has step-free access from the carpark to the main entrance of the building along a paved pathway.

The rainforest centre is flat inside, with step-free access to all areas including Canopy Cafe and the Skywalk.

There are:

  • 6 accessible parking spaces in the carpark
  • Accessible toilets, including a change facility for parents and carers
  • Accessible picnic tables
  • Bench seats for resting
  • A wheelchair is available for free use



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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