What the project involves
- Arc Rainforest Centre – a new visitor attraction on the footprint of the existing Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
- Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk – a 46-kilometre multi-day walk with 2 day and 4 day options.
The Arc Rainforest Centre
The centrepiece of the proposal is a new Arc Rainforest Centre which will feature a spectacular boardwalk overlooking the World Heritage rainforest. It will provide flexible spaces to be used for a variety of events and be a major drawcard for the north coast.
A new treetop skywalk with an upper and lower deck will cater for all weather conditions. Spiralling walkways will take visitors down into the rainforest and connect with the existing 6-kilometre Wonga Walk and the new Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk.
The visitor centre will offer a place for people to learn and connect with the culture of the traditional custodians, the Gumbaynggirr people, and a new way to experience the ancient plants and animals from which life on Earth evolved.
The Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk
The proposed Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk traverses Dorrigo and Bindarri National Parks along the rugged escarpment, past teeming waterfalls, giant old growth trees and over wild rivers, as it heads down towards the coast. It will include 3 suspension bridges and 46 kilometres of walking track of which over half follows existing tracks and trails.
To offer enhanced access and affordability, accommodation will include 4 purpose built communal low impact walkers’ huts and camping areas with tent platforms and composting toilets. The huts and camping sites will be owned and operated by NPWS and booked through the NPWS website.