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Cascades walking track

New England National Park

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    5.7km loop

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Cascades walking track is in the Point lookout precinct of New England National Park. To get there:

    • Turn onto Point Lookout Road from the Waterfall Way halfway between Armidale and Dorrigo
    • Continue for approximately 10km
    • Turn right just after the park entrance and park at the Robinsons Knob trail carpark.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Robinsons Knob trail carpark.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Enjoy the fresh air walking during the day, and cosy nights by the fire at Toms Cabin.

    Spring

    Climb up to Wrights lookout and see the colourful display of wildflowers.

    Summer

    Immerse yourself in the cool air and vibrant green of the Antarctic beech rainforest covered in moss.

    Winter

    Discover the spectacular icicles and frozen rock faces along the Weeping Rock walking track.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    10°C and 24°C

    Highest recorded

    32.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    1°C and 12°C

    Lowest recorded

    -7.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    June

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    286.1mm

    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.

    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.

    If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

    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).

    River and lake safety

    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’re 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

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    Cascades walking track, New England National Park. Photo: L Burke