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Dangars Falls picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Overview

A perfect bush spot for a family picnic, the Dangars Falls picnic area offers scenic waterfall and river views on the Northern Tablelands near Armidale.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Price
Free
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • You'll need to bring drinking and cooking water

A perfect bush setting on the Northern Tablelands, the Dangars Falls picnic area has dramatic views over the deep ravines and gorges of the northern edge of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

In spring, the cliff top heathlands come alive with wildflowers, and the scent will hit you as you tumble out from the car. After a downpour the mighty falls are spectacular as crystal clear mountain water plunges over the 120m ravine, filling it with mist and rainbows.

After a lazy picnic lunch or barbecue, spend a relaxing afternoon by the river where the kids can dip their toes and watch the fish. Or if you’re feeling like stretching your legs, try the Salisbury Waters walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Three areas in the park have day use fees: Halls Peak, Riverside, Youdales. Fees not applicable if you are paying camping fees.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Armidale
      (02) 6738 9100
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6738 9140
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    • Walcha
      (02) 6777 4700
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
    • 188W North Street, Walcha NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6777 1198
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See more visitor info
View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary