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Cascade National Park


Cascade National Park, only an hours’ drive from Coffs Harbour, is ideal for a day trip. Rainforest, walking tracks, car touring and excellent cycling opportunities await.

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Cascade National Park is a magical environment. Made up of temperate and subtropical rainforest, its 3,700ha are home to plants and wildlife of all kinds. The elegant lyrebird lives here, as do several types of rare frogs who inhabit the forest leaf litter.

A great day trip from Coffs Harbour, visitors usually begin at the village of Cascade, at the park’s centre. From there, you can go walking and cycling along trails through the rich rainforest environment, go car touring or birdwatching, or view the historic remains of the logging tramways.

The natural beauty of Cascade National Park is sure to inspire and charm the entire family, so pack a picnic and spread out a blanket for a relaxing day out.

Highlights in this park

  • Box Ridge walking track, Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Box Ridge walking track

    The short, gently undulating Box Ridge walking track, just an hours’ drive from Coffs Harbour, shows the diversity of the rainforest, including huge b...

  • Cascade mountain bike trail, Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Cascade mountain bike trail

    Enjoy a scenic cycling route through the rainforest on Cascade mountain bike trail, only an hours' drive from Coffs Harbour, and spot lyrebirds, repti...

  • Mobong walking track, Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Mobong walking track

    The delightful walk along Mobong walking track, only an hours' drive from Coffs Harbour, takes in magnificent rainforest, a historic logging tramway a...


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


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Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary