A wonderland of waterfalls

This is a fascinating and scenic long day’s discovery of the New England Tableland. For a shorter alternative, see the spectacular Dangar Falls near Dorrigo then return to Coffs via Cascade and Coramba.

Better still, stay a night in Dorrigo and explore further afield. Take the highway south from Coffs and turn inland to Bellingen. Take a break in this fun and funky country town.

Between Bellingen and Dorrigo, pause at the first of the waterfalls – the Newell and Sherrard Falls – then visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre with its visitor information centre, forest walks and breathtaking Skywalk.  Fabulous waterfalls to enjoy within Dorrigo National Park include Tristania Falls and Crystal Shower Falls, both viewable from raised bridges along a 6.8km (2-3 hour) Wonga Walk loop.  Casuaina and Callicoma Falls are also accessible from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on a 6.4km (3 hour) one way walk to the Never Never picnic area.  Alternatively, view Coachwood Falls on the 5.5km (2 hour) circuit along Rosewood Creek Track starting at Never Never picnic area at the end of Dome Road.  From here Red Cedar Falls can be visited via a 2.2km (2 hour) walk down a steep incline.

Once in Dorrigo town turn right and down the road you will find the lofty Dangar Falls with an easy walk to the bottom before driving through the dense forests of the Cascade National Park.  An interesting side-route runs from Cascade to Platypus Flat on the Nymboida, site of adventurous river rafting expeditions. Return to Coffs Harbour via Ulong and Coramba.

Or take the longer route west from Dorrigo to the 2-tiered Ebor Falls and Cathedral Rock. If you are continueing west to Armidale, from here other falls along the way include Wollomombi Falls and Chandler Falls, Bakers Creek Falls and Dangers Falls south east of Armidale.

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