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Visitors looking for an easy introduction to Dorrigo's wonderful rainforest systems can't go past Satinbird stroll, near the popular The Glade picnic area. The rainforest's abundance of plant species, vines, epiphytes and buttressed roots are easily visible from the 600m sealed trail, which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers with a little assistance.
The stroll is named after the satin bowerbird renowned for its remarkable courtship ritual. Birdwatching is superb, so don't forget to bring a pair of binoculars. You might be lucky enough to spot the stroll's namesake or perhaps a migrating black-faced monarch between September and March.
To keep the legs moving, consider connecting the stroll to Walk with the Birds boardwalk, or if you'd prefer to relax, return to the picnic area for a long lunch in the warm afternoon sun.
Take a virtual tour of Satinbird stroll captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Satinbird stroll is near The Glade picnic area precinct of Dorrigo National Park. To get there:Follow signs to Dorrigo National Park/Dorrigo Rainforest Centre from Waterfall Way (1km south of Dorrigo).After arriving at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, follow signs 1km to The Glade picnic area. Parking Car and bus parking is available at The Glade picnic area, including several designated disabled spots.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
There is limited mobile reception in this park
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.