Cascades walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 5.7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Robinsons Knob Trail, Brinerville

  • End: Robinsons Knob Trail, Brinerville

  • Location: New England National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 553 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.5030470533332

  • Longitude: 152.391273813334

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Cascades walking track is a 5.7km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in the New England National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

This gorgeous and tranquil 5.7km walk (return) takes viewers down along the beautiful valley below Wrights lookout walking track past cascades and waterfalls, alongside giant king ferns and mossy boulders. Five Day Creek, along Cascades walking track, is one of the most beautiful rainforest streams in New South Wales. Visitors have described doing this walk as like being in another world, filled with vivid green moss, liverworts and lush ferns. It stands in stark contrast to the nearby dry, low heath covered, rocky outcrop of Wrights lookout. Wander slowly and find fascinating fungi along the way.
You may hear the deep calls of the brown pigeon or see flocks of white-headed or topknot pigeons searching for rainforest fruits. An enormous variety of invertebrate animals live in the park and may be encountered on this walk – the most famous of which is the living fossil velvet worm, or ‘peripatus’, as it’s commonly known. Rather like a velvety caterpillar, it can be found in moist places under fallen timber and in sphagnum moss. It has changed little from its ancestor – one of the first creatures that moved onto land 540 million years ago.

About the Region

New England National Park

Getting There

To Robinsons Knob trail carpark. 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 DorrigoContinue for approximately 10kmTurn right just after the park entrance and park at the Robinsons Knob trail carpark. Park entry points Robinsons Knob trail carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Robinsons Knob trail carpark.

Tips

The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch


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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