World Heritage rainforest
Dorrigo is a charming 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.
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.
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.