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Red Cedar Falls walking track

Dorrigo National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Red Cedar Falls walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    3hrs - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    8km return

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Red Cedar Falls walking track commences at Never Never picnic area.
To get to Never Never picnic area precinct of Dorrigo National Park:

  • Enter Dome Road from Waterfall Way (1km south of Dorrigo) and follow it for 2km to get to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre.
  • Dome Road veers to the left at Dorrigo Rainforest Centre. Follow for 10km to Never Never picnic area at the end of Dome Road.

Parking

Parking is available at Never Never picnic area.

Best times to visit

The weather at Dorrigo National Park can vary from warm to mild to cool, depending on the time of year you visit. The summer months usually have the highest rainfall.

Spring

The rainforest is alive with birdlife - walk the Lyrebird Link for a close up view.

Summer

Escape the summer heat along one of the waterfall tracks and feel the coolness envelope you.

Facilities

It's a good idea to bring your own drinking and cooking water if you’re picnicking at Never Never picnic area.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

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.

Prohibited

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.

Red Cedar Falls walking track

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Park info

  • in Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
  • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Red Cedar Falls walking track, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary