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McDirtys lookout

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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McDirtys lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park on McDirtys walking track. It's a great spot to enjoy stunning gorge views, near Armidale.

This viewing platform at the end of a ridge is a lovely place to take a break when doing McDirtys walking track. Allow 2-3hrs to do the 6km (return) walk from Dangars Falls picnic area to this scenic spot in the heart of Gondwana Rainforest. Breathe in the fresh air as you feast your eyes on this World Heritage-listed landscape of rugged ridges and gorges.


  • A person on McDirtys walking track, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary © OEH

    McDirtys walking track

    This medium walk offers scenic waterfall views over Dangar Falls in World Heritage-listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park with fabulous wildlife and birdwatching.

  • A group of friends sitting at a picnic table with their tent in the background at Dangars Gorge campground, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: John Smith © DPE

    Dangars Gorge campground

    Dangars Gorge campground offers a tranquil bush setting with a range of walks, wilderness and waterfalls in the scenic New England overlooking the Great Escarpment.

  • Picnic table at Dangars Falls picnic area in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo credit: Barbara Webster © DPIE

    Dangars Falls picnic area

    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.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • 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.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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