One of the lovely things about being on holiday is having time to simply browse. You never know what you might see that’s the perfect gift for family or friend, or maybe something that fits you just right. In Dorrigo there are numerous places to find it.
Visit the Rainforest Centre at Dorrigo National Park for Australian designed goods and interesting games and books. They have gifts that you might not find elsewhere, and they also carry a good range of jackets, ugg boots and other outdoor clothing. The Visitors’ Centre in Hickory Street also has some interesting gift items, as well as t-shirts and hoodies from Dorrigo.
If you are after classic country wear, Bailey’s on Cudgery Street has a good variety, while Beaumonts, which is way past the shopping centre towards Dangar Falls, has boots, jackets and horse riding wear mainly. Beaumonts also has a great selection of plants, gardening implements and seeds.
Vinnies on Hickory Street can turn up some surprising finds – beautiful clothes at amazing prices, manchester, household items and used books.
If you fancy trying some exotic liqueurs, stop off at Red Dirt Distillery and taste some of their amazing vodka liqueurs.
Misty Threads has a wonderful collection of materials and quilting equipment. If you’re looking for anything crafty you might find it here.
Lovely jewellery and Metal Arts can be found at Mountain Metal Arts, and the Jeweller next door has some interesting jewellery and art works. Pop into the Post Office as well, because they have books, kitchenware and interesting gift items.
You may well believe that the intriguing Dorrigo Antique Shop will present you with some great find, but you would be disappointed. The only shopping available here is window shopping, because the owner has packed up (not the shop) and moved to Sydney. But you can enjoy the window shopping and keep your money in your pocket.
Here is a town map from Cartoscope. The main shopping areas are Hickory Street between Pine and Cedar, and Cudgery Street between Myrtle and Bielsdown.