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 to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are four operators servicing the region - QantasLink, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and Fly Corporate

  1. 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. Boutique Shopping in Dorrigo

    From designer labels, high-street fashion, special gifts, to 'emporium style' shopping the village of Dorrigo offers visitors a real reason to 'slow shop' in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.Holiday time is the...

  3. 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...

  4. Crystal Shower Falls Walk

    Walk through lush rainforest to reach Crystal Shower Falls in Dorrigo National Park near Coffs Harbour. Enjoy spectacular views from the rocky cavern behind the waterfall.The walk to Crystal Shower Falls...

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