Cascades Walking Track

This gorgeous and tranquil 5.7 kilometre 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.

Nearby events

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    Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Sunday 14 October 2018 , Armidale

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  2. Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA)

    Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Armidale

    The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) is the Grafton Regional Gallery’s biennial flagship art prize, promoting innovation and excellence in contemporary Australian drawing. JADA 2016 continues to explore the way that drawing resona…

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  3. Deep Cuts

    Wednesday 20 June 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Armidale

    Deep Cuts explores the work of contemporary Australian printmakers Rew Henks, Brian Robinson, Dianne Fogwell, Angela Cavalieri and David Frazer, who push the limits of traditional woodcut, lino and other relief printmaking techniques with m…

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