Dorrigo Arts Trail Ride

Dorrigo Arts Trail Ride

On the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment, about 1,000 metres above sea level, lies the small, friendly and increasingly creative country town of Dorrigo. Once upon a time the highlight was the drive there via Waterfall Way, one of Australia’s most scenic roads winding through and by the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia’s, Dorrigo National Park. However, today Dorrigo has become a destination in itself with a real creative buzz. Four times a year the main street of this picturesque town becomes the Made in Dorrigo Market Everything at the market is of high quality, lovingly and skilfully made by artists and artisans and is guaranteed to be grown, manufactured or produced in the Dorrigo 2453 postcode. However increasingly there is more and more to see and do whenever you come to Dorrigo. You can start at the local museum and get a sense of the history of Dorrigo which is still so obvious in the townscape. Specialist galleries and shops focus on the unique, from quilts and wrought iron to handmade jewellery and leatherworks. Local cafes feature local artwork and home wares and even the bistro at the Club has exhibitions. Combine these with overflowing bric a brac from the corner “antiques” store and country shops brimming with country hospitality and you will begin to see why more and more creative people are making Dorrigo their home Dorrigo also hosts several major festivals during the year including the well-established Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival and Café Readings, an event related to the Bellingen Writers Festival. Other events include the Grassroots Writers Festival and the Creative Mountain Art Exhibition. For more information on visiting Dorrigo, where the mountains reach the sky, go to


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2.616 km / 1.626 mi

Total Distance

55 m / 179 ft

Total Ascent

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Total Descent

772 m / 2,532 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Beginner (Green)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: Low
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Non Existant
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
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Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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