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Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route

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All the practical information you need to know about Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route.

Getting there and parking

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    Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route starts in the eastern precinct of Bindarri National Park. To get there:

    • Follow the directions to the park entrance via Dairyville Road
    • Take Pine Road up the escarpment and continue to Bangalore Falls on Bangalore Road
    • Continue on Range and Urumbilum Creek roads to Urumbilum picnic area and Urumbilum Falls
    • Return the same way, or drive back on Range Road, then take Corfes Road and Langleys Road which brings you to Eastern Dorrigo Way, east of Ulong.


    Parking is available along Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bindarri National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Get off the beaten track and take your 4WD through pristine bushlands, stopping to see the magnificent Bangalore Falls.


    Enjoy picnicking and swimming by the river and easy walking to see spectacular waterfalls.


    Take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Urumbilum River.


    Head off on your mountain bike and explore the remote forest trails.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    18°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    7°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


    Gathering firewood


    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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