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Walk with the Birds boardwalk

Dorrigo National Park

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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.

0.56km loop
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade 2
Opening times
Walk with the Birds boardwalk is open 5am-10pm daily.
What to
Drinking water, sunscreen, hat

Get high among the rainforest trees along the elevated Walk with the Birds boardwalk, in Dorrigo National Park. This fully-accessible walkway, elevated above the forest floor, offers unique forest views and close-up birdwatching opportunities, near Bellingen on the NSW North Coast.

Far below, you might see brush turkeys raking litter for their nests or a lyrebird searching for insects. Among the branches, you could spot the stunning paradise riflebird with its glossy black and iridescent blue plumage, as well as fruit doves and green catbirds. Look for the information panels to learn more about the rainforest locals.

As night falls, listen for the ‘mo-poke’ call of the southern boobook owl or watch for ringtail possums emerging from their nests.

This route starts from The Glade picnic area, and follows Satinbird stroll around 200m to the boardwalk, before looping back to the picnic area. If you’re feeling energetic, you can also reach the boardwalk from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, around 1km along Lyrebird Link and Wonga walk.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • 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.

  • Satinbird stroll, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary © OEH

    Satinbird stroll

    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.

  • The view from behind the waterfall towards the suspension bridge at Crystal Shower Falls walk in Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary © OEH

    Crystal Shower Falls walk

    Walk through lush rainforest to reach Crystal Shower Falls in Dorrigo National Park near Coffs Harbour. Enjoy spectacular views from the rocky cavern behind the waterfall.

  • Wonga walk in Dorrigo National Park. Photo credit: Owen Mowle © DPIE

    Wonga walk

    Take a walk amongst subtropical rainforest and 600-year-old trees along the Wonga walk in Dorrigo National Park, home to the Tristania and Crystal Falls.


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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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