World Heritage rainforest

Dorrigo is a beautiful country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park, which is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. You can walk above the rainforest canopy on an elevated boardwalk to the Skywalk lookout for spectacular views.

  • Family at Dorrigo National Park, Dorrigo
  • Crystal Shower Falls, Dorrigo National Park

About Dorrigo

Just an hour west of Coffs Harbour along the delightful Waterfall Way driving route, Dorrigo is on the doorstep of the World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park. Enjoy spectacular lookouts, enchanting waterfalls and exhilarating walks in the beautiful rainforest on the North Coast of NSW.

The town is a great base for exploring the many splendid natural attractions. You'll find a number of accommodation options including retreats, a bed and breakfast federation home, self-contained cottages, the Commercial Hotel and and the Heritage Hotel Motel, a heritage-listed hotel built in 1925.

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

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is the perfect place to begin your discovery of the ancient World Heritage wilderness and its wonderful bushwalking trails and many intriguing animals including lyrebirds, a native bird with the ability to imitate almost any sound. The Skywalk lookout is breathtaking.

A popular annual event is the three-day Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival. With plenty of trout in the streams, the eight-month trout fishing season begins in October. Among the various tours in the Coffs Harbour region is a two-day Dorrigo trail bike adventure with Coffs Harbour Detour.

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate daily to and from Sydney, and weekly to and from Melbourne, with three operators - QantasLinkTigerair and Virgin Australia  - servicing the region.

  1. Blackbutt walking track

    Blackbutt walking track

    Watch the ever-changing landscape as you tackle Blackbutt walking track in Dorrigo National Park. This challenging hike has a couple of steep climbs that will really get your heart racing. Winding through lush...

  2. Casuarina Falls circuit

    Casuarina Falls circuit

    Feeling energetic? Casuarina Falls circuit traces the ridgeline of the Dorrigo plateau before joining Blackbutt walking track. This delightful yet challenging walking track highlights the lush rainforests and enticing...

  3. Crystal Shower Falls walk

    Crystal Shower Falls walk

    The walk to Crystal Shower Falls might be one of the shortest waterfall walks, but it is also one of the most intriguing because you can go behind the waterfall itself. Lush rainforest towers above you on the walk to...

  4. Dangar Falls

    Dangar Falls

    Two kilometres north of Dorrigo town centre is Dangar Falls, a beautiful 30-metre waterfall set amidst scenic agricultural and dairy farmland. There's a car park, a viewing platform, picnic tables and a walking trail...

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