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Dorrigo National Park

Overview

Dorrigo National Park is 1 hour from Coffs Harbour, yet if feels worlds away. Visit this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest on a day trip or school excursion, for breathtaking waterfall walks, picnic spots and excellent birdwatching.

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Dorrigo National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, offers stunning scenery that's been millions of years in the making. The park has a range of forest environments that protect an enormous variety of animals and birds. You might spot red-necked pademelons, the vibrantly coloured wompoo fruit-dove, or the spectacular regent bowerbird.

A great day trip from Coffs Harbour, you can go birdwatching, relax at scenic picnic and barbecue spots, explore secret waterfalls and rainforest walks, and be amazed by the views from the elevated walk which looks all the way from the forest to the sea. Be sure to stop in at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Canopy Cafe.

 

Celebrate Gondwana Rainforests

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, with NSW National Parks. Enjoy guided tours, walks, waterfalls, scenic drives, and accommodation surrounded by ancient landscapes.

Two men cross a creek bridge on a rainforest walk in Border Ranges National Park. Photo: Branden Bodman/OEH

 

Your guide to Waterfall Way

185km of pristine waterfalls, rainforests and cute towns. Welcome to Waterfall Way. Countless hiking trails, secluded campgrounds and pristine waterfalls have earned this drive a reputation as one of Australia’s best.

View of Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: Liam Hardy/OEH

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Walk with the birds, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary