Walk with the Birds Boardwalk
Gumbaynggirr Country

15 min to 30 min

750 m
circuit

↑ 30 m
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Easy track
This short circuit wheelchair-accessible walk in Dorrigo National Park is a great spot to hear and see some of the 150 bird species in the park. Stop at the Glade Picnic area for a picnic and enjoy the day out. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.3721304,152.7245494)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Waterfall Way, B78
  • Turn on to Dome Road then drive for 1.5 km
  • Continue and drive for another 1.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 40 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a lookout with great views. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (50 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the "The Glade" (20 m on your left).
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 145 m turn left.
After another 110 m veer right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a lookout with great views. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 65 m come to the end.

Side trip to a lookout with great views.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 55 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 55 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Walk with the Birds Boardwalk


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 750 m
Time 15 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 160 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
160 mThe Glade
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