Tourists to Dorrigo – 2018 a bumper year

Dorrigo Visitors Centre volunteers Gwenneth Ditchfield, Jeannie Bailey and Judith Ellem
Dorrigo Visitors Centre volunteers Gwenneth Ditchfield, Jeannie Bailey and Judith Ellem

This year has seen a record number of tourists visiting Dorrigo who have dropped into the Dorrigo Visitor Information Centre for directions, information and general advice on many aspects of the Plateau.  

From January 1 to November 30, there were 14,800 visitors who passed through the centre, an increase of 850 compared to the previous 12 months.

The Dorrigo Visitor Information Centre has been operated by the Dorrigo Tourist Association Inc for over 27 years.  The centre is open every day of the year, other than Christmas Day, and staffed entirely by a dedicated band of volunteers.

Tourists also use social media to pre-plan their visit and accommodation needs but the visitor comments book at the centre is full of compliments for their warm welcome to our town and for Dorrigo as a tourist destination.

To celebrate this successful year, the volunteers and their partners gathered together at Components Café on Sunday afternoon, December 2 for a celebratory Christmas luncheon.  

The delicious luncheon, expertly presented and hosted by Barry and Lyn from the café and their friendly staff, was an opportunity to be together as a group and to reflect on another successful year, in the knowledge that they had contributed to welcoming visitors to Dorrigo and the region of the Waterfall Way.

Dorrigo Visitors Centre volunteers  Reid Preston, Lynn Preston, Marg Bristow and Janniene McDonald

Dorrigo Visitors Centre volunteers Reid Preston, Lynn Preston, Marg Bristow and Janniene McDonald