Cascades walking track and viewing platform Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.8km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

  • End: Tuross Falls Rd, Countegany

  • Location: Wadbilliga National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 440 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.22406893

  • Longitude: 149.5203903

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Cascades walking track and viewing platform is a 0.8km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Wadbilliga National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

A short easy walk takes you to a viewing platform where you can watch the spectacular Tuross River tumble over boulders into a beautiful pool that makes for a gorgeous spot where you can swim, splash and cool down on a hot summer's day.
The pool is surrounded by a diverse range of plant life, from dwarf she-oaks and stunted mallee formed eucalypts on the dry ridge tops, to majestic white trunked ribbon gums on the river banks. Greater gliders can be spotlighted at night. You may also be lucky enough to see some of the larger owls such as the powerful owl and sooty owl, which depend on gliders for prey. There is also an abundance of other birds in the area.
This tranquil swimming hole has good gravel road access, as well as picnic facilities, making it a perfect spot for a day trip getaway.

Getting there

To Tuross Falls carpark. 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 Tuross Falls carpark See on map Parking Parking is available on Main Road, a short walk from the walking track.


Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
There is no mobile reception at the Cascades precinct and very limited mobile reception in this park.
If you are bushwalking in this park it is a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and a GPS.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Cascades can become boggy when it rains.
For more information, please contact the Bombala office on (02) 6458 4080 between 9am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday.

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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