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Dorrigo Skywalk

Thursday, June 25, 2009
The Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Skywalk has easy access to an amazing above-the-trees rainforest walk. The boardwalk is 70m up and provides spectacular views. You can also meander along the rainforest floor to waterfalls cascading over an escarpment. As Natalie Gruzlewski found, it's the place to learn secrets of the ancient world, the rainforest and threatened species.

It's home to more than 250 species of native plants, many native birds — including lyrebirds, bowerbirds and pitas — and other wildlife. There are a number of special walks available including "Walk with the Birds" starting near the Glade picnic area.

The Rainforest Centre has an interpretive display, Canopy Cafe and a nature-themed gift shop. It has easy access to the Skywalk and walking trails, and there are picnic and barbecue area.

Dorrigo National Park was included on the World Heritage list in 1986 and is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. It is a place of ancient buttressed figs, giant tallow woods and Australian cedars of natural beauty and significant habitats. It was once heavily logged for its valuable cedar.

Its 11,732 hectares spread across the Great Escarpment of the Dorrigo Plateau which climbs 1500m. It has breathtaking views of the Bellinger Valley and the Coffs Coast.

The area was originally inhabited by the Gumbaynggir Aboriginal people, who travelled between the plateau and the coast. In the 20th century it was settled extensively by dairy farms, and today Dorrigo is a service centre for surrounding farmers and graziers.

The town has undergone transformation and as well as natural beauty has a good choice of cafes, boutiques, galleries and food stores. It also has craft shops and has an eclectic mix of visual and performing arts.


Dorrigo, 576km north of Sydney.


There is no charge to enjoy the Dorrigo Skywalk. Walking track maps and other information about national parks in the area are free. It is open every day between 9am to 4.30pm. Boardwalks are suitable for wheelchairs.

For further information

Dorrigo Skywalk
Dorrigo Rainforest Centre Dome Road
Dorrigo 2453
Ph: (02) 6657 2309
Fax: (02) 6657 2146

User comments
I have a question for Natalie, I love her leather jacket that she was wearing, during the Dorrigo Skywalk episode...would you be able to tell me the brand, as I would love to find out where she got it...Any information would be GREAT! Thankyou!! PS thanks for showing us the Waterfall Way...gorgeous!
Hey 'Team Getaway', any chance one of the producers could let me know the name of the music from the Dorrigo Skywalk segment. Great chilled music. PS. Love the show!!!
Hi all, My question is for Natalie. She was wearing a brown leather jacket this week during the Dorrigo Skywalk presentation and I would really love to find out where she got it from I have been looking for ages and cant find a nice one and fell in love with it last night on the show. I hope you can help me. cheers, Loz (Laurette Sider)

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