Dorrigo sits on a plateau, which is part of the Great Dividing Range. It is approximately 730 metres above sea level and has a population of around 1,000. It receives ample rainfall each year and in February 1954 it was recorded to have received the highest rainfall over 24 hours of 809.2 millimetres breaking all records in New South Wales, thanks to a tropical cyclone from the north.
Dorrigo is on the Waterfall Way (B78)
Waterfall Way runs west from the Pacific Highway, 3.5 kilometres north of the bridge that spans the Kalang River at Urunga to the New England Highway at Armidale. As the highway climbs the Great Dividing Range through the Dorrigo National Park, there are lots of sharp bends but the scenery is breathtaking. It is 165 kilometres long and a 2.15 hour drive. The kilometres mentioned in this website are approximate only.