1. Enjoy the crisp, cold days and the opportunity to rug up in real winter clothes.
2. Walking in the 9 national parks that surround Dorrigo is a great activity to warm up and get the blood flowing.
3. After a long walk and a leisurely dinner you’ve cooked yourself at Ralda’s Cottage, why not curl up with a book in front of the fire.
4. Bring the kids in the school holidays – there are lots of baby animals to view. We now have 4 lambs and more on the way at Mount Christopherson, and our young kids are a delight to watch.
5. Dorrigo has a vibrant drama group. They will be putting on a production of “Whose life is it anyway” with performances over 3 weekends starting from July 5th.
6. Dorrigo also has more than its fair share of creative types who present their wares three times a year at the Made In Dorrigo day. The next one will be held on Saturday 12th July from 8am to 2pm.
7. Dorrigo is home to a growing Steampunk group which for the third year will be running the Dorrigo goes Steampunk affair at the Dorrigo Showground on the same day – Saturday 12th July. This will start at 4pm and continue till late with lots of fabulous food and music. You MUST book at the Facebook page of Mountain Metal Art or you will miss out.
8. In preparation for the Dorrigo goes Steampunk theme, the Plateau Film Group will be showing a classic Steampunk film “City of Lost Children” on Sunday 6th July at 2pm. No bookings are necessary.
9. Come and visit our Dorrigo and Guy Fawkes Museum which is open 11-2 every day during the NSW school holidays and Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at other times. Wondering about the “Guy Fawkes”? Well, come and find out.
10. Come to the Dorrigo National Park, visit the Rainforest Centre which shows a great collection of wonderful Australian gifts, take a stroll above the trees, along the Skywalk and have coffee or lunch at the Canopy Cafe. Then take the Wonga Walk to the Crystal Shower Falls.
11. Visit Dangar Falls, and take a meditation walk around the Labyrinth which is just past the picnic area.
12. Take a drive along the beautiful Waterfall Way to visit Ebor Falls, only 40 minutes out of Dorrigo.
13. Take a drive along the Tyringham Road and visit the Norman Jolly Reserve with its stand of giant tallow woods, then continue on to Platypus Flat where you can say hello to the goannas, and maybe see platypus in the Nymboida River.
14. Last, but by no means least, visit the trains! Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum is home to the largest collection of preserved railway vehicles and memorabilia from the various Government and private railways of New South Wales. It is one of the most comprehensive railway collections in the world, with exhibits ranging from 1855 to the present day. It’s not open to the public, but there are some fabulous photo opportunities.