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Cascade National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cascade National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Dorrigo:

    • Head north via Hickory Street and Vine Street
    • Follow the signs to Megan (14km) via Coramba Road
    • Continue onto Megan­–Briggsvale Road
    • Turn left just before Megan Hall and continue along Megan–Briggsvale Road for another 7km before arriving at Cascade

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Cascade National Park is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Mild conditions are great for walking, and you'll see brightly coloured fungi everywhere.

    Spring

    Conditions are dry and perfect for mountain biking through the forests.

    Summer

    The wettest time of the year and a great opportunity to see the rainforest at its best, with fungi and fruits on show.

    Winter

    It's cool, but rug up for walks through the misty rainforest with hardly anyone else around.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 29°C

    Highest recorded

    28.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5°C and 22°C

    Lowest recorded

    4.2°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    388.2mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).

    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.

    Cascade National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Dorrigo (17 km)

    Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park. Its close to the edge of the escarpment above the Bellingen Valley.

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    Bellingen (45 km)

    Bellingen is a laid-back, tree-lined town with a New Age vibe. It's set in a luxuriant valley beside the Bellinger River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Coffs Harbour (59 km)

    Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the North Coast, packed with things to do. It's surrounded by lush forests and national parks.

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