It’s hard work reaching Red Cedar Falls, which is the highest waterfall in Dorrigo National Park. A very steep walking track descends down to the bottom of the valley, and to the base of the waterfall.
The powerful waterfall drops 58m into a shallow pool, which may be suitable for swimming – but not after heavy rain when the falls are in full flow.
Although it’s too shallow for swimming, a small pool at the side of the waterfall provides a spot to cool off.
Getting to Red Cedar Falls
The falls are reached via the Rosewood Creek Circuit, which is fairly level (about 4km return to the junction with the Red Cedar Track). The Red Cedar Track (2.2km return) descends very steeply down the side of the valley and to the base of the Red Cedar Falls. The Rosewood Creek Track starts from the top of the Never Never Picnic Area, at the end of Dome Road. Partly unsealed (but suitable for all vehicles), Dome Road is accessed via the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, just off Waterfall Way, and is about a 15min (9.3km) drive. It’s about 1:15min drive from Coffs Harbour, and six hours north of Sydney.