Protecting several waterways, a spectacular waterfall and rainforests with links to ancient Gondwanaland, Dorodong Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) is on the Dorrigo Plateau in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales.
Dedicated in 2011 covering 85 hectares, Dorodong is on the Gumbaynggirr people’s traditional lands, which stretch north along the coast from the Nambucca River to the Clarence River and inland to the Northern Tablelands. The Bielsdown River partially encircles Dorodong IPA, and slowly weaves its way through forests, bushlands and occasional grasslands.
Today Dorodong IPA is managed by the Dorodong Association Inc. There are a number of conservation activities underway including ecological monitoring, fencing of rare frog habitat, weed control, revegetation and the development of a low impact walking track with information signs.