Cascades Walk
Thurawal Country

45 min to 1 h 15 min

1.6 km

↑ 46 m
↓ -46 m

Moderate track
This stroll of a walk in Macquarie Pass National Park will take you from the Cascades picnic area through a rainforest all the way to the waterfall and the pool. Let us begin by acknowledging the Thurawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.5715556,150.6782801)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom , Albion Park Rail.
  • Turn on to Illawarra Highway, A48 then drive for 2.6 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Tongarra Road, A48, 8 and drive for another 1.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Illawarra Highway, A48, 8 and drive for another 490 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Illawarra Highway, A48, 8 and drive for another 7.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the park at the start.
Find the seat at the start.
Find the picnic table at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
Continue straight.
After another 150 m veer right.
After another 530 m cross the bridge
After another 30 m come to "Cascade Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 800 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Cascades Walk

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.6 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 90 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
90 m[seat]
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