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Chasing Waterfalls: Dorrigo National Park

November 17, 2016
Dorrigo National Park

This past weekend Patrick and I traveled 4 hours North of Newcastle to visit Urunga, Dorrigo & Coffs Harbour. Patrick grew up in these three respective areas and it was pretty cool to check out where most of his childhood took place. We were not alone on this trip, Patrick’s parents were originally traveling up North to visit and stay with friends so we thought we would join them and take advantage some free accommodation and good company.

Dorrigo National Park

I was most excited to see Dorrigo (as I had already driven through Urunga and Coffs before) because the town is up a mountain on a plateau, which I did not realize until we reached the top. The first thing we did when getting to Dorrigo National Park was to walk out on the skywalk. I think I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but a little hint… it was AMAZING!!! 🙂

Dorrigo National Park

Views off Dorrigo National Park Skywalk

Dorrigo National Park Skywalk

The Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is right at the skywalk and has a lovely shop with all sorts of goodies. I managed to get a few postcards and a cute Christmas tree ornament.

We hopped back into the car and drove a little further down the road and stopped at The Glade picnic area where there is a trail through the rainforest to the Crystal Showers Waterfall.

Crystal Showers Waterfall

The trail  to the waterfall goes downhill and is approximately 3.5km return. This was my first time walking in a rainforest and I had to say it was pretty awesome. The plants were so different to what I usually see when walking trails and there were some pretty big trees that I though may rival some of the redwoods at Muir Woods. The waterfall was a little low on water but it was still really cool.

Rainforest Walk

Rainforest

Bridge walk

Patrick Bridge Walk

Waterfall 2

Crystal Showers Waterfall

Can you see me at the bottom?! 🙂

Behind the Waterfall

bottom of the waterfall

Underneath the waterfall

Underneath waterfall2

pano underneath waterfall

looking up towards the bridge

bridge

walking on the bridge

Cyrstal showers waterfall

waterfall selfie

 

After seeing crystal showers waterfall we had planned on also visiting Dangar Falls, but unfortunately ran out of time. Oh Well, I guess that means we’ll just have to go back!

XX Court

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7 Comments

  • Reply Clarissa December 13, 2016 at 7:55 am

    What stunning views! Too bad the waterfall wasn’t rushing full – I can’t imagine how it must look when it’s raging!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • Reply ada December 13, 2016 at 8:15 am

    That looks fantastic. I am a huge fan of waterfalls and this one looks like little hidden paradise !

  • Reply Leighann December 13, 2016 at 9:12 am

    This looks like a wonderful place to visit! Waterfalls in the midwest US are hard to come by, so I crave going places like this!

  • Reply Hudjy December 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    It looks like quite an enjoyable adventure. I’m not much outdoorsy but it looks like an adventure I would enjoy.

  • Reply Anastasia December 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    What a beautiful forest, with so much lush greenery! It reminded me of my trip to New Zealand, a few hikes had a somehow similar nature around : )

  • Reply T.M. Brown December 15, 2016 at 12:49 am

    These pictures are spectacular. Waterfalls are a favorite of mine to scout out on adventures like yours. Thanks for sharing your excursion with us.

    • Reply Court December 15, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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