Dorrigo, NSW

Dorrigo is on Waterfall Way (B78)

Dorrigo Attractions

Dangar Falls

These falls are on the Bielsdown River which drains a large part of the Dorrigo Plateau and feeds north into the Nymboida River and onto the Clarence River at Grafton. From the viewing platform beside the car park, you will get a perfect view of the falls. Follow the path past the toilets and playground to a walking track that takes you to the base of the falls. The picnic area has picnic tables, barbecues and toilets. There is water available but not suitable for drinking. Dogs are OK but they must be on a leash.

Turn north off Waterfall Way at Dorrigo onto Hickory Street (where the Memorial stands in the centre of the road). Follow this street which becomes Vine Street then Coramba Road for 2 kilometres then turn right where it is signposted to Dangar Falls. The car parking area is just a short distance.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre & Sky Walk

Nestled amongst beautiful rainforest, this centre has an interpretive display of the flora and fauna from around the area. It is well set up and roomy making it wheelchair accessible. Push the buttons to hear the different calls of the native birds. Watch a free video about the forest and it’s inhabitants. From the Centre you can walk out onto the Skywalk Lookout which is 21 metres above the ground at the end. Within the canopy surrounding the Skywalk, insects abound, flowers provide nectar and the forest’s fruit and seeds are abundant so it is easy to see why there are so many birds that can be heard and seen in the treetops. Also at the centre there is a Café and a souvenir shop with all sorts of interesting items for sale.

Turn north off Waterfall Way 2 kilometres east of Hickory Street (where the Memorial is in the centre of the road), onto Dome Road (signposted to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre). Travel for 2 kilometres from the turn off and you will be at the Centre.

Glade Picnic Area

This is a large well maintained grassy picnic area surrounded by rainforest with undercover picnic tables and gas barbecues, plus more picnic tables scattered throughout the park. There are toilets and water (but not suitable to drink). From this park there is a 2.6 kilometre return walk to the Crystal Shower Falls along a bitumen pathway. Walk amongst the rainforest of ferns, palms and Carabeen trees with their buttress trunks as you listen to the bird calls. The falls can be viewed from a suspension bridge or there is a small track at the end of the bridge that takes you behind the falls.

From the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, drive 1 kilometre to the Glade picnic area. It is signposted at the end of the car park at the rainforest centre.

Newell Falls

This waterfall can be seen as you drive along Waterfall Way between Dorrigo and Thora. The waterfall cascades down the cliff face right beside Waterfall Way, then passes under the road before entering the Bellinger River at the bottom of the valley. You can stop to view the waterfall at a pull-over area on the left, immediately after passing the falls. This level pull-over rest area, which is best accessed by southbound vehicles, has a covered picnic table and rubbish bins. There are amazing views across the Bellingen Valley from here and there is room for caravans to park.

The waterfall is on the right hand side of Waterfall Way as you head downhill, 8 kilometres south of Dorrigo and 6 kilometres north of the Thora General Store.

Walks Through The Rainforest

There are several walking tracks through the rainforest, which are all bitumen sealed, some have boardwalks and they start at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. The shortest one is the Lyrebird Link, which is 800 meters return and the longest is the Wonga Walk, which is 6.6 kilometres return and is an extension of the Lyrebird Link. They are all signposted along the way with the name of the walk and the distance, so you can choose as to how far you wish to walk.

This page last reviewed on 5 Jun 2017