Dorrigo Travel Guide

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Dorrigo Things to Do

  • Ebor Falls

    Ebor Falls are a much visited attraction on Waterfall Way. They are easily accessed and have good facilities. You don't have to go on dirt road and the viewing platforms are well situated, a lesson that could be heeded at Gloucester Falls!There's a village here of about 100 persons and you can get something to eat most times.There are two falls;...

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  • Fungi in the forest

    I did the Wonga Walk one time and kept my eyes open for fungi. What surprised me was not that I found a lot but that there were so many just in the one walk and that I would have overlooked some because I just didn't have enough time to be thorough.I share with you some of those that I came across.

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  • The new look

    The Wonga Walk is immensely popular, and rightly so. It has a paved surface for the majority of its length and the rest is boardwalk.The new look section comes where a suspension bridge, put in with the aid of a helicopter, crosses the stream beside Crystal Shower Falls. This had to be done because extremely heavy rains, which are not unknown in...

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  • Walking

    This is a lovely cascade that is on the Wonga Walk that also features Crystal Shower Falls.These are called Tristania and, about halfway down the drop you walk across a bridge that makes it easy to photograph these cascades.The start point is Dorrigo Rainforest Centre which has all the information you'll ever need on the place.If you go straight...

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  • The town itself

    Dorrigo is what I would call a surviving rural centre. Due to the lower requirement of labour in the country these days your town has to have something extra to survive and some have found that tourism can provide such a stimulus.Dorrigo has the attractions and has survived though historically it was never a large town. The hotel shown here is on...

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  • Dorrigo Rainforest Skywalk

    The Skywalk is a short distance from the Visitors Centre and is a good way of viewing the forest, taking photos, and reading the information signs about the rain forest for those people who are short of time or unable to walk the forest trails.We walked some of the shorter trails and this to me is the best part of the forest.

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  • Lunch At The Dorrigo Hotel - Old Style...

    Country Hotels (pubs) in Australia provide good food at a reasonable price and you can always have a beer or glass of wine with your meal.The day we had lunch at the Dorrigo Hotel the meals were excellent and very reasonably priced. We were lucky to obtain a table in the large restaurant. Jill had Steak & Kidney Pie with vegetables and said it was...

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  • Treking Rainforest Trails

    There are many trails to walk or hike, some long others short, there is a trail suitable for everyone.When you get under the forest canopy the first thing you will notice is how much cooler it is, most likely 5 to 8 C cooler. The ground is moist and there is a thick cover of of leaves and tree debris which have built up the rich soil over thousands...

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  • The Drive Up To Dorrigo Plateau - Nice...

    The drive up to the plateau was steep and gave the opportunity to see the beautiful landscape in the valley below. We stopped at Newell Falls to view the waterfall.

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  • Dorrigo National Park

    There are some picinic areas and tracks around here. The Dorrigo Rainforest Centre gives you infromation about the national park, and you can reach a look out point from here.

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  • Drive around with your mouth shut.

    If you leave it open in awe of the beautiful scenery, you run the risk of enticing a fly to fly in. Not really in winter but the tendency is to want to keep your mouth open. Just driving around and about in Dorigo is a wonderful pastime. Every where you look are the rolling hills and valleys ........... picture postcard stuff.

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  • Never Never

    This is also about a two hour walk, and, in my humble opinion, a better one. The Rosewood Creek Track follows the creek as it falls steadily from the mountain through a series of delightful drops and cascades that please the eye while the rush of water is pleasing to the ear.To get to Cedar Falls involves steps (see my home page photo) but, set as...

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Dorrigo Restaurants

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    by Mikebb Written Dec 22, 2008

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    After walking some of the shorter trails we returned to the Visitors Centre and then saw the Canopy Cafe nearby. It was mid afternoon and we decided to have the Devonshire Tea which was a sheer delight.

    Home made scones,local cream, plunger tea and a beautiful view. What more do you want!

    Our Devonshire Tea The Canopy Cafe
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Dorrigo Off The Beaten Path

  • The labyrinth

    Labyrinth comes from Ancient Greece or, more specifically, Knossos in Crete where the Greek hero Theseus got into the puzzle and slew the minotaur before heading off with Ariadne, the daughter of the ruler of Crete. Unfortunately, for her, he dumped her on the island of Naxos and sailed off home to Athens. However, in what may be termed just...

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  • Ebor Falls revisited

    .From my 2nd excursion - "I harboured a faint hope of getting to the lower falls, though it was tough getting back to the rim, up the chute and then walking along and plunging more deeply and steeply to get to the lower cascades. I didn’t rush, age precluded such things these days, but I worked steadily and thoughtfully down, over slippery...

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  • Cathedral Rocks National Park

    I have no idea how long it had been since I last visited this park but, since I was involved in a project that required photos of the area, I decided to go again.Early 2014 was a dry time just a few kilometres west but, just a few kilometres east, though it had also been dry, 4 out of 5 days it had rained the previous week.Cathedral Rocks was on...

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Dorrigo Favorites

  • A sense of humour

    We stumbled onto this little gem of classic Aussie self-deprecating humour quite by chance while checking out a side road. It is exactly what it says but they have gardens there nurtured from certain waste products they obtain rather freely.There are humorous signs in the gardens and I do recommend you seek them out for fifteen minutes of...

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  • Coutts water

    This is a lovely spot, right beside the main road west, about 20kms or so out of town. A delightful little streamlet runs through open paddocks and bushland high on the plateau.There are a couple of spots where you can free camp but if you just want to stop for a picnic, that's fine also. However, there are no facilities here.

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  • Life in the rainforest

    I just love walking through the forest, especially sub-tropical rain forest. Not enough foliage so that you can't see through but plenty so the sun shines through only in entrancing shafts of light. One of the best walks I've ever done is the Rosewood Creek walk. You can walk along easy gradients and, if you are keen, walk down the stairs to Cedar...

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