Dorrigo National Park

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While we were in Coffs Harbour we drove over to Dorrigo National Park.  We’d heard that there was a walk you could do where you get to walk behind a waterfall.  Doesn’t that sound fun?  Something to remember.  On the drive up there were other waterfalls to see.  In fact, part of the drive is called Waterfall Way. Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? The visitor centre was quite nice with a cute shop and cafe. Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? There’s a terrific lookout behind the visitor centre, the Skywalk Lookout. Another one of those beautiful lookouts that overhang the valley below.  This time I forgot to take a picture of the lookout itself.  But what a view!  On the linked website is says that the double mountain peaks are called McGraths Hump, also known as Old Man Dreaming and in Aboriginal legend it is the profile of a warrior’s face. Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? We were sad to discover the walk behind the waterfall was closed due to damage from a recent storm.  We walked down to see the other waterfall anyway. Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? So much to see on this walk.  It was pram-accessible all the way, which we opted for in this case to give our backs a break and help us move a bit faster.  I’m a big fan of baby-wearing, but toddler-wearing is much harder on the back.  And now we commence with a gazillion pictures of the walk… Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes?Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes?Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes?Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? We had much discussion about leeches.  There were warning signs about them and we worried about these blood-sucking creatures.  Anyone my age immediately pictures the leeches from the movie Stand By Me, right?  Those were big.  These were not.  The few we saw were tiny. Dorrigo National Park | How Many More Minutes? We picked up a couple after sitting on some benches.  They were a bit sticky but interesting to watch.  They moved around like inchworms. This was a long walk for us with kids, but a good one!  Rainforest walks are nice and cool even on a warm day, and there’s so much to see. 

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