Dooragan National Park
This relaxing walk close to Laurieton and Port Macquarie, takes you to Summit picnic area, where you can enjoy scenic views and watching hang-gliders launch themselves from the summit.
- Dooragan National Park
- 0.6km loop
- Time suggested
- 15 - 30min
- Grade 4
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- At times, as with anywhere in the bush, ticks, leeches, and other biting insects may be about, and it’s a good idea to wear light-coloured clothing and insect repellent if you’re sensitive to such bites.
- There is reasonable mobile phone reception in this park
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch
Rainforest loop is a relatively relaxed walk leading to the furthest end of the loop, where a small remote lookout platform looks back at Diamond Head. On the southern side of the loop, the rainforest - with its suspended gallery of birds nest ferns - plunges you into an amazing green cathedral. Surprisingly few people use this track, so the casual picnic visitor to the lookouts could easily find a little piece of solitude and serenity in the cool harmony of the rainforest here.
The highlight of taking this walk is really the gallery of birds nest ferns, epiphyte orchids, and other plants on the southern part of the loop walk. There’s also an amazing and accessible example of a strangler fig close to the track, near the carpark end of the southern side of the loop walk.
Take a virtual tour of Rainforest loop captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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- in Dooragan National Park in the North Coast region
Dooragan National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- Port Macquarie
(02) 6588 5555 for general enquiries only, no bookings.
Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- 22 Blackbutt Road, Port Macquarie NSW
- Fax: (02) 6588 5500
- Port Macquarie