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  • Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
  • Dangar Falls


Nature in Dorrigo

Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park, home to a World Heritage-listed rainforest with a variety of rare flora and fauna. Visit the park's Rainforest Centre to experience the rainfored Skywalk and see interactive educational displays. Nearby is the lush Bellingen Valley, home to the Bellinger River.

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About Dorrigo

Located on the doorstep of the lush Dorrigo National Park, the town of Dorrigo is a one hour drive west of Coffs Harbour and can be reached along the scenic Waterfall Way drive. The town is home to spectacular lookout points and waterfalls, and is a great location for trout fishing, bushwalking and self-drive scenic tours.

Dorrigo National Park covers a rugged chunk of the coastal escarpment and is one of the loveliest and most accessible of the east coast rainforests. It is a remnant of the Dorrigo Scrub, which was once heavily logged for its cedar trees. Here the many streams, which are borne on the New England plateau to the west, tumble over the cliffs and disappear into the valleys below. 

The bird life of Dorrigo includes bowerbirds, pittas and lyrebirds. There are several easy strolls within the national park as well as a number of long and more challenging bushwalks.

Nearby, Coffs Harbour and Bellingen are well worth a visit.


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Dorrigo Skywalk with spectacular views, Dorrigo National Park, Coffs Coast. Image: Ian Spagnolo; Destination NSW
Dorrigo National Park by Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW
Glorious Coffs Harbour jetty at sunrise, Coffs Coast. Image: Ian Spagnolo; Destination NSW
The Big Banana on the Coffs Coast, North Coast. Image credit: The Legendary Pacific Coast