Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Bridge to Give Rare View of Waterfall

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Bridge to Give Rare View of Waterfall

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A NEW pedestrian suspension bridge is to be constructed on the iconic Crystal Shower Falls in Dorrigo National Park.

Minister for Environment Climate Change and Water Frank Sartor said the government expected the bridge to be a major tourist drawcard, allowing visitors to see the falls and walk behind the curtain of water for a unique view of the World Heritage rainforest.

"The 50-metre bridge will re-establish a link to part of the walk closed by a landslide during severe storms in 2009," he said.

"When completed later this year people will be able to walk from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre along the Wonga Walk where a short side- track will allow visitors to walk behind the waterfall.

"Dorrigo National Park is one of the region's major tourist destinations.

"This park and others like it have helped boost the regional economy by $124 million and provided over 1900 jobs.

"Dorrigo National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area and is one of the most popular parks in northern NSW, receiving approximately 150,000 visitors each year. …

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