Dorrigo is one hour from Coffs Harbour, and one and a half hours from Armidale in New South Wales, Australia. Dorrigo and the surrounding area have a range of activities suited for any budget or requirement.
The community hosts annual events such as festivals, local shows, rodeos, arts and craft shows and theatre performances which attract plenty of support and participation.
To see the great outdoors of Dorrigo you can choose from an array of adventutre activities, including trout fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, pack horse riding and abseiling. Venues are also available for golf, tennis, squash and bowling activities.
Heading north through the rainforest from Bellingen you will reach Dorrigo. Dorrigo is a mountain town surrounded by National Parks and beautiful landscape.
The Dorrigo National Park is truly beautiful rainforest, with plenty of walking trails around the park.
The Dangar Falls are also worth visiting. Dorrigo National Park is recognised as an area of exceptional natural beauty with significant habitats of universal value to science and conservation. One of Australia's most accessible World Heritage rainforests, the Park provides all visitors with an opportunity to experience and appreciate this unique environment.
Accommodation is just out of tow, although in wonderful landscape. If you don't have your own transport then it would be best to join a tour to the Dorrigo National Park, definitely don't miss it out.
Before European settlement the area was inhabited by the Gumbaynggirr. European settlement of the area followed on from the early timber cutters in the 1860s. The first official European in the district was Land Commissioner Oakes who sighted the mouth of the Bellinger River. The name Dorrigo is derived from the Aboriginal word, dondorrigo, meaning "stringy-bark".