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Moonpar Forest drive - Cascade National Park

Nymboi-Binderay National Park

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While car touring, stop off and go walking among the trees or swimming in the river and have a picnic on Moonpar Forest drive, a 75km circuit through Cascade and Nymboi–Binderay national parks.

Nymboi-Binderay National Park
75km loop
Time suggested
Opening times

Moonpar Forest drive is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The bridge over Nymboida River is also subject to flooding and flood damage, so check it’s open before setting off.

What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching.

Combining a scenic forest drive with plenty of diversions, Moonpar Forest drive is a great day out for all ages. Starting at Dorrigo, the drive takes you through Nymboi–Binderay National Park before heading for Cascade National Park. The longer you can give this driving route the better, because along the way there’s ample opportunity to get out and explore.

Enjoy morning tea at Norman Jolly picnic area before taking a stroll along Coachwood loop track, where you can marvel at the giant trees that have been growing here for 800 years. Platypus Flat campground is an ideal lunch stop, bring your swimmers because you can take a refreshing dip in the Nymboida River.

Continuing on you’ll soon enter Cascade National Park where you can spend the afternoon exploring Box Ridge walking track and Mobong walking track. You’ll also arrive at Cascade, with its old railway station before heading south towards Dorrigo to complete the loop.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Moonpar Forest drive, Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary