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Cascades walk

Macquarie Pass National Park

Overview

For an easy walk through shady rainforest, take Cascades walk to a beautiful waterfall and pool near Kiama and Robertson.

Where
Macquarie Pass National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Protect against leeches and ticks with insect repellent
  • Tall forest is best avoided when there are strong winds
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • Please leave wildflowers and other plants as they are
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

The easy and rewarding Cascades walk will take you through rainforest and tall eucalypt forest along a creek to the beautiful cascades. This rainforest haven is home to lyrebirds, platypus and goannas, as well as large native figs, lilly pillys and lianas. Wander through the fern understorey. With lizards skittering about and birds darting through the shafts of sunlight, this is a delightful experience all year-round, but is a special treat in summer when the rainforest canopy provides shade and protection.

Children will love the variety of this walk. Why not bring a book of local birds or plants so that they can identify what they’re seeing? Bring binoculars for birdwatching, and they can take a good look into the canopy for surprises. Then, finish up with a relaxing lunch at Cascades picnic area after you’ve all had enough walking for the day.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Cascades Track, Macquarie Pass National Park. Photo: T. Moody/NSW Government