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Cascades walking track and viewing platform

Wadbilliga National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cascades walking track and viewing platform.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    30min - 1hr

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    0.8km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Cascades walking track is in the Cascades precinct of the Wadbilliga National Park. To get there From Canberra:

    • Head south towards Cooma on the Monaro Highway. Exit just north of Cooma, turning left onto Polo Flat Road and then left again after crossing the train line onto Numeralla Road.
    • Follow this for about 40 minutes, then turn right onto Badja Forest Road, which turns onto a dirt road immediately after the turn-off.
    • From here, follow the signs to Cascades by turning right onto Peters Road and then right onto Tuross Falls Road.
      Follow the Tuross Falls Road to the end, where you will find a parking area.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available on Main Road, a short walk from the walking track.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wadbilliga National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Walk to Tuross River Falls now that the days are getting a bit cooler. Or, follow one of the many unsealed roads through Wadbilliga on a mountain bike.

    Spring

    Walk to Turross River Falls for a great half-day adventure. Or, take a back-country hike to Wadbilliga Trig.

    Summer

    Lilo and swim in the many gorgeous pools at the cascades. Camp at the Cascades and watch for greater gliders at night.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    8°C and 23°C

    Highest recorded

    38.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    -3°C and 10°C

    Lowest recorded

    -10.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    December

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    256mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    • This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
    • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you are well prepared for your visit.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Water activities

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    • Firewood may not be collected from the park, so you'll need to bring your own.

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Cascades walking track and viewing platform

    Park info

    Cascades, Wadbilliga National Park. Photo: Lucas Boyd Photography/NSW Government