Dorrigo National Park


Dorrigo National Park
Dorrigo National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Nearest town/city Dorrigo
Coordinates 30°20′53″S 152°49′19″E / 30.34806°S 152.82194°E / -30.34806; 152.82194
Area 119 km²
Established October 1, 1967
Managing authorities New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 580 km north of Sydney on Dome Road off the Waterfall Way, 5 km east of the town of Dorrigo.

The Park is part of the New England Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007.

This national park is recognised as an area of exceptional natural beauty with significant habitats of outstanding value to science and conservation.

The Rainforest Centre is a major CERRA interpretation centre. The interactive display, The Rainforest Revealed, explains how the rainforest evolved and gives insights into the animal and plant species that live there.

The park contains several tracks allowing hikers to view the park's waterfalls and vistas to the coastal plain. A notable feature of the park is the Skywalk, an elevated walkway through and above the treetops, providing birdwatchers with an excellent view of local bird life.

View from the Skywalk, Dorrigo National Park

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