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Cascade National Park

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Cascade National Park, only an hours’ drive from Coffs Harbour, is ideal for a day trip. Rainforest, walking tracks, car touring and excellent cycling opportunities await.

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Cascade National Park is a magical environment. Made up of temperate and subtropical rainforest, its 3,700ha is home to plants and wildlife of all kinds. The elegant lyrebird lives here, as do several types of rare frogs who inhabit the forest leaf litter.

A great day trip from Coffs Harbour, visitors usually begin at the village of Cascade, at the park’s centre. From there, you can go walking and cycling along trails through the rich rainforest environment, go car touring or birdwatching, or view the historic remains of the logging tramways.

The natural beauty of Cascade National Park is sure to inspire and charm the entire family, so pack a picnic and spread out a blanket for a relaxing day out. Moonpar Forest drive is a great way to combine the sights of Cascade National Park with nearby Nymboi-Binderay National Park.

Highlights in this park

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

    Box Ridge walking track

    The short, gently undulating Box Ridge walking track, just an hours’ drive from Coffs Harbour, shows the diversity of the rainforest, including huge b...

  • Cascade mountain bike trail, Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Cascade mountain bike trail

    Enjoy a scenic cycling route through the rainforest on Cascade mountain bike trail, only an hours' drive from Coffs Harbour, and spot lyrebirds, repti...

  • Mobong walking track, Cascade National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Mobong walking track

    The delightful walk along Mobong walking track, only an hours' drive from Coffs Harbour, takes in magnificent rainforest, a historic logging tramway a...


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Things to do:

Moonpar Forest drive

Moonpar Forest drive is a 75km scenic car touring route near Dorrigo. It’s a great day out and an ideal way to explore the walks, riverside picnic spots, and sights of Nymboi-Binderay and Cascade national parks.

A timber single-lane bridge across a river in Nymboi-Binderay National Park. Photo: Robert Cleary & copy; Robert Clearly

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