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Box Ridge walking track

Cascade National Park

Overview

The short, gently undulating Box Ridge walking track, just an hours’ drive from Coffs Harbour, shows the diversity of the rainforest, including huge brush box trees and wildlife including lyrebirds and wallabies.

Where
Cascade National Park
Distance
1.2km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Opening times

Box Ridge walking track is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

Explore the diversity of the rainforest along Box Ridge walking track. The 1.2km return journey is mostly flat and suitable for the whole family. Tell the kids to keep their voices down to a whisper, because they may be able to spot lyrebirds, wallabies and even a carpet python along the way.

The highlight of this short walk is definitely the huge, ancient brush box trees, but you’ll also see pretty coachwoods and, during summer, the spectacular red flowers of the Dorrigo waratahs. Huge stumps, contrasted with the old-growth trees, are reminders of the bygone logging era.

When you reach the end, retrace your steps or join the Mobong walking track heading south to turn this walk into a circuit.

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