Casuarina Falls Circuit
Gumbaynggirr Country

1 h 30 min to 2 h

3.1 km

↑ 152 m
↓ -152 m

Hard track
This circuit walk in Dorrigo National Park will take you along the Sassafras Creek. The track follows the Dorrigo plateau ridgeline through lush rainforest. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr 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 (-30.3624156,152.7982777)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Waterfall Way, B78, Dorrigo.
  • Turn on to Dome Road then drive for 11 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the gate at the start.
After another 990 m turn right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. The last stretch taking you to the falls. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 430 m turn right.
After another 1.1 km cross the ford.
After another 200 m cross the ford.
After another 155 m cross the ford.
After another 170 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
After another 20 m come to a shelter.
The end.

The last stretch taking you to the falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Blackbutt Track & Link Start heading along Blackbutt Track (a walking track).
After 780 m pass the waterfall (25 m on your left).
After another 7 m come to a ford.
About 40 m past the end is "Casuarina Falls".
Continue another 0 m to find at the intersection of Blackbutt Track & Sassafras Creek at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 790 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Casuarina Falls Circuit

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.1 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 3.1 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 3.1 km from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
3.1 km[toilet]
3.1 km[shelter]
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