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Dangars Falls picnic area

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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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.

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Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

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 tops come alive with the colour of wildflowers. You might need to take a closer look, as some are only tiny. After a downpour the mighty falls come alive, plunging 120m into the 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 feeling like stretching your legs, try McDirtys walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Dangars Falls View lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Josh Smith © DPE

    Dangars Falls View lookout

    Dangars Falls View lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Dangars Gorge campground. It’s a great way to see beautiful Dangars Falls, near Armidale.

  • View past trees and bushes to a waterfall plume cascading down a steep and rugged cliff. Photo credit: Josh Armitage © DPIE

    Dangars Gorge lookout

    Dangars Gorge lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Dangars Falls picnic area. It’s a scenic spot where you can glimpse these beautiful falls, near Armidale.


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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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