‘Giinagay, yilaami yaanyji gaaln garr billiyami’ – ‘Hello, come and walk through the rainforest’.
Bring the whole family to meet Ranger Matt, a local Gumbaynggirr man. He’ll welcome you to country in language that’s been spoken on this land for thousands of years. You’ll view the Dorrigo rainforest with fresh eyes and appreciate its rich resources, which have been sustainably cared for and used by Gumbaynggirr people for millennia.
Ranger Matt will invite you to smell, touch and sometimes even taste seasonal fruits and materials of the rainforest. Throughout the tour, he’ll share his language and culture, which have been part of this landscape for thousands of years. It’s a fantastic opportunity to listen to stories from country, on country.
After the tour, you can continue on the nearby Walk with the Birds boardwalk, do a self-guided walk to the Crystal Shower and Tristania Falls, or return to the rainforest centre.
When: Wednesdays 27 December 2023, 10 January, 17 January and 24 January 2024. 9.30am to 11am.
Where: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo National Park
Price: Adult $20 per person. Child (5 to 16 years) $10 per person. Children under 5 free. Family $50 (2 adults and 2 children).
Accessibility: Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. There is a steep ramp descent to the rainforest floor.
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online. It’s best to book ahead to secure your ticket, but you can book at the Rainforest Centre Information desk on the day.
Please note: This tour runs in all weather. The rainforest is the place to be in the rain, so come prepared.
For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info at https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/dorrigo-rainforest-aboriginal-cultural-tour/visitor-info