Dorrigo and the Waterfall Way

2014

We drive the Waterfall Way up to Dorrigo, NSW high up in the Great Dividing Range. We follow the Bellinger Valley, this is a lush area the river, the dark blue of the sharp imposing mountains behind and stands of tall palms in the paddocks. Cows, up to their ankles in grass chew contentedly. As we climb higher there are macadamia orchards. The last time we were in this area we were looking for the free camp at Thora. It appears that we gave up only a few hundred metres short of our goal, as today we find the camp and the little store beside it. It is a good camp spot. The Waterfall Way is stunning and climbs quite steeply. The road crosses two waterfalls and there is a small one named ‘Weeping Jenny’. Up on the plateau, Dorrigo is nestled in the hills. We find the house where our sister in law lived as a child and a little further down the same road we cross an innocent gurgling creek. The creek soon becomes the striking Dangar Falls where it plunges over a 30 metre precipice.

Griffiths Lookout Dorrigo
Griffiths Lookout, Dorrigo
Mural of Dorrigo
Mural of Dorrigo
Dangar Falls, Dorrigo
Dangar Falls, Dorrigo
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5 thoughts on “Dorrigo and the Waterfall Way

  1. Have you seen the magnificent Dorrigo Waratah? Afriend grew one here and I painted it a couple of years ago. Correct name is Alloxylon pinnatum

    Love your travel stories and hope you are safe and close to home.

    B&G

    On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 4:25 PM, itchingforhitching wrote:

    > Itching for Hitching posted: “2014 We drive the Waterfall Way up to > Dorrigo, NSW high up in the Great Dividing Range. We follow the Bellinger > Valley, this is a lush area the river, the dark blue of the sharp imposing > mountains behind and stands of tall palms in the paddocks. Cows, up” >

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  2. This is a very beautiful part of the country. We have stayed at the free camp at Thora; it was from here that we explored the waterfall way. Well worth a stop to see this area. We travelled down from Dorrigo to Thora with smoking breaks….a very steep decent! All part of the experience.

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