Dorrigo National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Dorrigo National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Armidale, drive east along the Waterfall Way for about 90 minutes. You'll see the park turnoff on the left, about 2km past Dorrigo.
From Coffs Harbour:
- Travel south along the Pacific Highway, cross the Bellinger River and take the Waterfall Way exit to Dorrigo via Bellingen.
- Approximately 2km before Dorrigo township, turn right at Dome Road and continue for approximately 1.6km to the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.
Park entry points
- Dome Road See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.
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 envelop you.
Maps and downloads
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Flying drones for recreational purposes is prohibited in some parts of Dorrigo National Park, especially near Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Skywalk lookout.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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.
Coffs Harbour office
02 6652 0900
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 4/32 Edgar St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
- Coffs Harbour office
Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
142 Dome Road Dorrigo Mountain NSW 2453
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6657 5913
Dorrigo (9 km)
Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park. Its close to the edge of the escarpment above the Bellingen Valley.
Bellingen (34 km)
Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.
Coffs Harbour (69 km)
Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the North Coast, packed with things to do. It's surrounded by lush forests and national parks.