Treetop Skywalk and Expansive 46km Hiking Trail Set to Transform the Gondwana Rainforest

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In an ambitious endeavour to unveil the ancient mysteries of the Gondwana Rainforests, the Australian government has unveiled plans for a transformative $60 million development project.

This substantial investment aims to introduce a spectacular treetop skywalk, a comprehensive multi-day hiking trail, and a series of enhancements including a contemporary rainforest center, versatile camping facilities, and mesmerising suspension bridges.

Treetop Skywalk and Expansive 46km Hiking Trail Set to Transform the Gondwana Rainforest

Gondwana Rainforest
Gondwana Rainforest


The story of the Gondwana Rainforests is as old as time itself, predating even the dinosaurs and the very concept of Australia. These forests are a remnant of the ancient supercontinent Gondwanaland, offering a living glimpse into the planet's primordial past.  The latest initiative, the Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk, is poised to offer an unparalleled exploration of these storied landscapes, promising an experience that could even surpass the allure of the renowned Daintree region.

A Journey Through Time and Nature

Spanning an impressive 46 kilometres, the Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk is designed to meander through the heart of the Gondwana Rainforest, situated along the mid-north coast of New South Wales. This trail is not just a path but a journey through the very essence of time, with walkways curving gently through the dense rainforest canopy and offering unmatched views of the area's World Heritage wonders.

Visitors to the rainforest will soon be able to immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity of the natural world like never before. The upcoming Rainforest Centre, a key feature of the development, is set to include a breathtaking hanging boardwalk that provides a bird's-eye view of the surrounding wilderness, marking the starting point of the transformative walk.

A Commitment to Conservation and Culture

This project represents a harmonious blend of nature-based attractions, integrating the new visitor centre with the elevated multi-day walkway to deliver a world-class rainforest experience. Through careful environmental and cultural assessments currently underway, the initiative ensures a respectful and sustainable approach to unlocking the secrets of the Gondwana Rainforests. 

With construction anticipated to begin in 2024, pending necessary approvals, the future looks bright for environmental exploration and conservation.

A Brighter Future for New South Wales

The Dorrigo Escarpment Great Walk is just one component of the New South Wales government's broader vision for the state, which includes plans for new ferry wharves and a potential highline project reminiscent of New York's famed urban trail. 

Furthermore, a visionary 91-kilometre continuous waterfront pathway is in the works, aiming to connect the iconic Sydney Opera House with Parramatta, enriching the cultural and natural tapestry of the region.

As we await the completion of this monumental project, the anticipation grows not just for the opportunity to explore the ancient Gondwana Rainforests in all their glory, but also for the promise of future projects that will continue to enhance the natural and cultural heritage of New South Wales.

Location & Opening Date

Construction for the Gondwana Rainforest Treetop Skywalk is set to begin (pending approvals) in 2024.

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