Gondwana Rainforests celebrate 25 years on World Heritage List

Ever wanted to experience what life was like millions of years ago, when the world was overgrown with massive trees and dinosaurs roamed the land?

Well, a trip to the Gondwana Rainforests is just the ticket. You can wander through some of the oldest remnant rainforests in the world, home to 270 species of threatened animal and plant species.

The Gondwana Rainforests are celebrating 25 years since they were recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The rainforests span about 40 national parks and reserves, from Newcastle up to South East Queensland.

We started by visiting Dorrigo National Park, home to the famous Skywalk. Grab a coffee and in minutes, you can be 15 metres above the rainforest canopy, looking over Bellingen and out to sea.

Down on the forest floor, the loop walk takes you past thousands of ancient trees and plants to the Crystal Showers Falls, a stunning waterfall created millions of years ago by a volcanic explosion.

With that experience in mind, we headed further up the Waterfall Way to Guy Fawkes National Park, home to the breath-taking Ebor Falls, another natural wonder you can get close to.

Our last park on this Gondwana Rainforests trip was the New England National Park and the cosy wilderness cabin, The Residence. Perched near the cliff edge, the three-bedroom cabin sleeps eight.

The Residence, New England National Park has a special offer for Sydney Weekender viewers. 

Here’s the deal: 

  • Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2! Plus save an extra 10% off
  • Use promo code WEEKENDER
  • Valid only for online bookings made between 8 September and 24 November 2019, for stays 8 September to 28 November for stays in 2019.

For more information, visit the National Park’s website here.