Tallawalla, aboriginal for forest country, is on a ridge overlooking the picturesque town of Dorrigo and is midway between Sydney and Brisbane. Located one kilometre from town on a sealed road, with an elevation of 780 metres, Tallawalla Retreat is situated on six hectares and is a perfect place to unwind, as they offer accommodation for only ten guests. One hectare close to the Retreat is a warm temperate rainforest and a haven for bird-life with over 70 species identified. The beauty of Dorrigo and its surrounds is apparent from the moment you approach. The scenery during the climb from the Bellingen Valley, passing cascading waterfalls, offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the intervening foothills with stretches of forest, rainforest and farms.