The Cascades: Middle Harbour walk
Garigal National Park
COVID-safe tours and events
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Bring the kids on this family-friendly bush walk to the Cascades in Garigal National Park, in Sydney’s north. Get ready to explore lush bushland, waterfalls and rockpools.
Sunday 25 June 2023, 10am to 2pm
- No wheelchair access
- Easy. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. Basic level of fitness required.
Adult $15 per person. Child (5-17 years) $10 per person. Concession (Student, Australian pension, Veterans Affairs and Seniors card holders) $10 per person. Family $40 for 2 adults and 2 children.
- Meeting point
- Opposite 77 Cambourne Avenue, St Ives, at head of Upper Cambourne trail
- Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
Only a 25 minute drive from the city, this guided bushwalk is sure to entertain people young and old. Pass through pristine bushland as you make your way to the Cascades.
The Cascades is named for a series of little waterfalls, rock platforms and rockpools formed where Middle Harbour Creek and French’s Creek meet. Bring a picnic and enjoy a bite to eat at this special place. The kids are sure to have a blast exploring the tiny streams. Let them dip their toes into the cool cascading water.
You’ll also see the remnants of a 1930s Depression era swimming hole. Your guide will regale you with stories of the area dating as far back as Governor Philip in 1788.
Bring at least 1 litre of drinking water, lunch and snacks. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable, enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and all-weather clothing.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
- in Garigal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Garigal National Park is open 6am to 6.30pm (8pm during daylight savings) but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day applies only at Davidson Park only. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.
Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).
Daily entry fee exemption for teachers and educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children) applies only for organised and pre-arranged group bookings.Buy annual pass