Dorrigo National Park

Dorrigo National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 580 kilometres (360 mi) north of Sydney on Dome Road off the Waterfall Way, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the town of Dorrigo.

Dorrigo National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
View from the Skywalk, Dorrigo National Park
Dorrigo National Park
Nearest town or cityDorrigo
Coordinates30°20′53″S 152°49′19″E
Established1 October 1967 (1967-10-01)
Area119 km2 (45.9 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesNational Parks and Wildlife Service (New South Wales)
WebsiteDorrigo National Park
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

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. The area protected by the park is recognised for its 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.

Several tracks in the park allow 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.

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