"The rainforest" Dorrigo by iandsmith
Dorrigo Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 157 photos
Pictured here is Crystal Shower Falls, the most photographed cascade in the Dorrigo World Heritage National Park. The sad thing is, you can't get this picture any more because of a major washout that caused a suspension bridge to be built which blocks this view out.
It is on a walk that takes about a two hour round trip on a well constructed path that is not arduous. It is called the Wonga Walk and leaves and finishes at the National Park Centre, as does the Skywalk that, I have to say, doesn't do a lot for me. As an introduction to Aussie rainforest though, the Wonga Walk rates.
Situated around 700 metres up, Dorrigo is about rainforest, that is why tourists go there, but it also has other nice things to see while you're up there and I can certainly recommend every place I've eaten at in the town, especially the ones attached to art galleries.
The town is picturesque in autumn and spring and is set in rolling hills among lush fields. Its original prosperity is linked to timber cutting but this is an industry in decline in this area. Tourists consistently bring in more money and that is why they have been able to build the Tourist Centre at the rainforest.
There are many places here where you can head off the beaten track if you're in search of something special. One of my favourite places is Rosewood River. Shown here is one of the many small falls and cascades that abound on this stretch of water.
Once you reach Dorrigo and continue on in a westerly direction there are splendid panoramas for about the next 30-40 kms.
This particular shot was taken from a park just before you get into Dorrigo.
- Pros:Lovely scenery, wonderful bushwalks, pretty town
- Cons:Weather can get rotten.
- In a nutshell:If you're into nature, go there.
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