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Satinbird stroll

Dorrigo National Park

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Satinbird stroll is an easy access trail through Dorrigo’s World Heritage rainforest, ideal for all the family, and offers birdwatching and a great place to picnic.

0.6km loop
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade 2
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park 

Visitors looking for an easy introduction to Dorrigo’s wonderful rainforest systems can’t go past Satinbird stroll, near the popular The Glade picnic area. The rainforest’s abundance of plant species, vines, epiphytes and buttressed roots are easily visible from the 600m sealed trail, which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers with a little assistance.

The stroll is named after the satin bowerbird renowned for its remarkable courtship ritual. Birdwatching is superb, so don’t forget to bring a pair of binoculars. You might be lucky enough to spot the stroll’s namesake or perhaps a migrating black-faced monarch between September and March.

To keep the legs moving, consider connecting the stroll to Walk with the Birds boardwalk, or if you’d prefer to relax, return to the picnic area for a long lunch in the warm afternoon sun.

Take a virtual tour of Satinbird stroll captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • The Glade picnic area, Dorrigo National Park. Photo © Rob Cleary

    The Glade picnic area

    The Glade picnic area is part of Dorrigo National Park near Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast. This pretty rainforest clearing offers a great spot for a picnic or barbecue and lots of rainforest walks.

  • Walk with the Birds boardwalk, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Jay Black © DPE

    Walk with the Birds boardwalk

    Wind through the trees on wheelchair-accessible Walk with the Birds boardwalk and spot some of the 150 bird species found in Dorrigo National Park.


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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