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Lyrebird Link track

Dorrigo National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Lyrebird Link track.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.8km return


30min - 1hr

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills: The track is mostly flat with gentle hills. There is a ramp with handrails down to the rainforest floor at the very start of the walk that's a steeper slope compared to the rest of the track.

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is a 1.5m to 2m-wide track that's mostly smooth bitumen, with a downhill fibre-reinforced plastic ramp at the start of the walk.


Occasional steps: There are no steps on the 400m return walk.

After around 150m from the start of the walk, you'll reach the large Baliminda Platform, which has 3 steps with a handrail leading down to the outer edge and railing. You can still enjoy the rainforest view from the platform without needing to descend the steps.

Getting there and parking

Lyrebird Link track starts at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre 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.


There's parking in a large bitumen carpark at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre where this walk begins, including 2 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 toilets, picnic tables, a cafe and bench seats at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre where this walk begins.

Seats and resting points

There's a bench midway through the walk that's made of curved slats on a stone wall.

There's also a bench at the crossroads at the end of the walk, where the track meets up with Wonga walk.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - medium

Lyrebird link track is step-free and mostly flat with gentle hills.

The walk is 1.5m to 2m-wide and bitumen seal, aside from a fibre-reinforced plastic ramp at the start of the walk that leads down to the rainforest floor.

There are some parts of the walk where assistance may be required:

  • The ramp at the start of the walk can be a moderately steep uphill climb on the way back to rainforest centre.
  • The large Baliminda Platform along the walk has 3 steps with a handrail that lead to its outer edge. You can still enjoy the view from the platform without needing to descend the steps.

There are accessible toilets and 2 accessible parking spaces at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, where this walk begins.



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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