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Walk with the Birds boardwalk

Dorrigo National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Walk with the Birds boardwalk.

Track grading

Features of this track


0.56km loop


15 - 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required




No steps

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is a 2m-wide and mostly bitumen seal, with a 200m elevated section of fibre-reinforced plastic boardwalk.

Getting there and parking

Walk with the Birds boardwalk is near The Glade picnic area in Dorrigo National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the signs to Dorrigo National Park and Dorrigo Rainforest Centre from Waterfall Way (1km south of Dorrigo).
  • From Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, follow the signs to The Glade picnic area.


Parking is available in a bitumen carpark at The Glade picnic area, including 2 accessible parking spots.

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.


Seats and resting points

There are seats at 2 rest points along the walk:

  • The first rest point is a large, roofed area with a 10m-long wooden slat bench seat. Information panels highlight the birds that may be seen here.
  • The second rest point is uncovered and with a smaller bench seat.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - easy

  • From The Glade picnic area the track follows a sealed path around 200m along Satinbird Stroll to reach the timber boardwalk, before looping back to the picnic area.
  • There are gentle slopes, no steps, and places to rest, making this route easily accessible for wheelchairs, prams, and visitors with limited mobility.
  • Dedicated parking, and a wheelchair-accessible toilet with a ramp, is available at The Glade picnic area.
  • If starting from Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, assistance will be required along Lyrebird Link and Wonga walk around 1km to the boardwalk.
  • Dorrigo Rainforest Centre offers a TraiRider all-terrain wheelchair for visitors to book, free of charge. All facilities at the centre are easily accessible.



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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