Experience Australia: Unforgettable Day Tours from Sydney
On day 4 of the stunning tours, we continue to unravel the beauty of Australia’s east coast. Our adventures today take us to the remarkable Dorrigo National Park. Whether you have chosen the 14-day Sydney to Cairns tour, the 8-day Sydney to Brisbane tour, or the more extensive 17-day Sydney to Daintree tour, an unforgettable experience awaits.
Our journey from Valla Beach to Dorrigo is nothing short of picturesque. While we previously praised the scenic Lakes Way, this leg of the tour may even outshine the former! As we wind through the lush and verdant Bellinger Valley, the landscape transitions into vibrant dairy farm country, a lush tapestry of green that follows the course of the mighty Bellinger River.
In the heart of this idyllic landscape, we find the charming old town of Bellingen. Immerse yourself in local history with a visit to the 1900 Hammond and Wheatley building or enjoy a delightful coffee break at the town’s beloved Hyde Street Café.
From Bellingen, it’s a mere 25-minute drive along Waterfall Way to reach Dorrigo. This route truly has no equal, offering majestic views of the ancient Gondwana Land rainforests – a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. Keep your eyes peeled for the captivating Newell Falls and Sherrard Falls that cascade from high above the road.
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area includes the world’s most widespread subtropical rainforest, huge regions of warm temperate rainforest, and the majority of Antarctic beech cool temperature rainforest. These amazing places still have old and primitive vegetation and animals from which life on Earth evolved.
Once a slight chill fills the air and your ears pop, you know you’ve arrived at the exceptional Dorrigo National Park.
Sitting at 762 meters above sea level, Dorrigo is one of the highest towns in Australia. It is uniquely set on rich, fertile land where the famed Dorrigo potato grows, its red soils as memorable as the town itself.
Before you settle down for a round of billiards at the local Dorrigo Pub, we recommend a refreshing dip at Dangar Falls, an awe-inspiring location that showcases the majestic beauty of the Great Dividing Range. It is just one of the many splendid waterfalls in the Dorrigo region, beautifully surrounded by the serene farmland and the pockets of nature that are synonymous with this area.
We conclude the day with a night’s stay at the historic Dorrigo Heritage Motel. Built in the 1920s, this charming location offers a chance to unwind and prepare for the next day’s adventures.
Commitment to Wildlife and Nature
Via Travel Australia values and respects our country’s vast wildlife and natural beauty. We believe in preserving these treasures for future generations.
Our escorted tours are designed not only to highlight Australia’s stunning landscapes, but also to educate our clients on the necessity of sustainable travel. Our guides are trained to follow and promote environmentally acceptable practises, causing as little disruption to wildlife and their habitats as possible.
We try to leave only footsteps and take only images. When you choose Via Travel, you are choosing a tour that perfectly balances adventure with respect for our earth.
Experience the best of East Coast Australia with Via Travel, offering expertly guided and meticulously curated day tours that promise an unforgettable journey. Whether you are an adventurous solo traveler or exploring with a group, there’s an Australian adventure waiting for you. Come, let us explore together.