The Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge at Dorrigo National Park.
The Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge at Dorrigo National Park. Ute Schulenberg

Discover the majesty and wonder of Dorrigo National Park

THE 185km Waterfall Way is a scenic drive connecting Coffs Harbour and Armidale.

The route traverses five national parks as well as rainforests, river valleys, waterfalls and open woodlands.

You could complete the trip in two-and-a-half hours but with so many amazing stops along the way it might take you all day.

On the Coffs Coast end of this magnificent drive is the Dorrigo National Park.

The road winds steeply through the lush rainforest of the park to a height of 750m at Dorrigo Mountain.

Visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre with its visitor information centre, forest walks and breathtaking Skywalk.

Photo-worthy waterfalls to enjoy within Dorrigo National Park include Tristania Falls and Crystal Shower Falls, both viewable from raised bridges along a 6.8km Wonga Walk loop.

Casuarina and Callicoma Falls are also accessible from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on a 6.4km one way walk to the Never Never picnic area.

Alternatively, view Coachwood Falls on the 5.5km 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 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.

Although only an hour from Coffs Harbour the tranquillity of this world heritage area will make you feel a million miles away.