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Dorrigo Rainforest Centre

Dorrigo National Park

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Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is the best place for Dorrigo National Park visitor information and school excursion visits. Book a guided tour, take the Skywalk for stunning views out to Coffs Harbour or relax in the Canopy Cafe.

Visitor centres
142 Dome Road, Dorrigo Mountain, NSW, 2453 - in Dorrigo National Park in North Coast

$2 Donation

Opening times

9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Please note
You can fill in a trip intention form and hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for free at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is the best place to get great tips and advice on planning your visit to the park, including which walking tracks will best suit your needs. You can find out about guided tours and take a look at the park heritage exhibition. The Rainforest Shop offers a great range of books, gifts, postcards and souvenirs relating to the rainforest environment. Don't forget to take a walk above the rainforest canopy along the elevated boardwalk.

And if you need a bite to eat, the award-winning Canopy Café has delicious lunches, gourmet cakes and great coffee. Alternatively, you can enjoy a picnic at the centre’s grassy picnic area, with its free electric barbecues.

Many of Dorrigo National Park’s walking tracks begin here, including the Wonga walk and the Lyrebird link track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Tours and events at this location

  • Children in the forest with an NPWS ranger guide, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Louise Walpole © NPWS

    Dorrigo kids’ nature play: 5 to 12 years

    Looking for something for the kids to do these school holidays? Join us for a fun tour in Dorrigo National Park, near Coffs Harbour. Kids aged 5 to 12 years can reconnect with nature through play.

  • Ranger Matt crouching beside a log to show the fungi growing on it, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Jane Grebert. © DPE

    Dorrigo rainforest Aboriginal cultural tour

    These school holidays, bring the family to this tour in Dorrigo National Park, near Coffs Harbour. Gumbaynggirr Ranger Matt will share his language and culture as he guides you through the rainforest.

  • An NPWS ranger and a young woman and man look at the Gondwana circle map on the ground, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: 'And the trees’ Photography © NPWS

    Dorrigo rainforest ranger-guided tour

    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.


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Dorrigo Rainforest birds self-guided audio tour

Go on an audio tour from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre into the heart of the rainforest. As you walk, you’ll learn about the colourful personalities and unique calls of some of the park’s most prominent birds.

An eastern spinebill on a grevillea flower. Photo © Andrew Turbill