Bangalore Falls walking track
Bindarri National Park
Bangalore Falls is a must-see destination with superb waterfall views from the lookout, just a short walk along an easy walking track, and a great place for a picnic.
- Bindarri National Park
- 1km return
- Time suggested
- 15 - 45min
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- Check the weather before you set out as the road to Bangalore Falls can become boggy when it rains
- A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
Bangalore Falls is a must-see destination within Bindarri National Park. These spectacular waterfalls are easily accessible, yet in a beautiful, remote location.
It’s an easy 500m walk from the car park, and the views are outstanding all year round. Admire the views of the cascading waters and snatch glances into the Bangalore Gorge from the lookout.
Wander back to the picnic area along the easy walking track. This short walk takes you past awe-inspiring grand trees that escaped the former logging activities in the park.
Relax and enjoy a peaceful picnic under the trees, with the sound of the waterfalls in the distance. Look out for lyrebirds and, if you’re a keen birdwatcher, you might recognise the distinctive ‘wom-poo’ call of the wompoo fruit-dove.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/bangalore-falls-walking-track/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- in Bindarri National Park in the North Coast region
Bindarri National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about Bangalore Falls walking track.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
15 - 45min
Quality of markings
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Bangalore Falls is in the western precinct of Bindarri National Park. To get there:
- Follow the directions to the park entrance via Eastern Dorrigo Way
- Take Range Road to get to Bangalore Falls
Park entry points
- Bangalore picnic area See on map
Parking is available at Bangalore Falls.
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
18°C and 27°C
7°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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Bangalore Falls walking track is in Bindarri National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
A bygone era
Walking out to Bangalore Falls, you might notice the large stumps standing as reminders of the parks former days of logging. Known as the 'cedar getters', the first Europeans arrived in this region in the mid-1800s. However, logging did not start until 1863. By 1880, concerns that Orara Valley would be cleared called for the declaration of Forest Reserve No 642, which later became Orara West State Forest in 1917.
Bindarri National Park is considered a ‘biodiversity hotspot’ due to the number of rare and threatened species found here, such as the palm orchid, fish bone fern and southern quassia. The park also provides an important corridor of native vegetation linking the hinterland and plateau habitats of the World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park with the coastal habitats of Bongil Bongil National Park. It's also home to a range of wildlife including an abundance of bird species,wallabies, possums and spotted-tailed quolls, as well as threatened species such as koalas, platypus, owls and bats. You might also spot the brown-speckled giant barred frog or the giant panda snail - the largest snail in Australia,with a shell measuring up to 12cm long.
- Bangalore Falls walking track Bangalore Falls is a must-see destination with superb waterfall views from the lookout, just a short walk along an easy walking track, and a great place for a picnic.
- Bindarray picnic area Escape the crowds and head to Bindarray picnic area. Enjoy 4WD touring, birdwatching, wildlife watching, swimming, liloing, paddling and picnicking by Urumbilum River.
- Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route Orara Escarpment 4WD touring route goes from Coffs Harbour through pristine forest, with spectacular waterfalls and idyllic picnic and swimming spots along the way.
- Plateau Circuit loop trail Cycle through lush subtropical rainforest and eucalypt forest. See spectacular waterfalls and enjoy beautiful picnic and swimming spots, close to Coffs Harbour.
Traditional Aboriginal lands
The deep gorges, cascading waterfalls and lush forests of Bindarri National Park are the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr people. The park is named after the Gumbaynggirr word 'Bindarray', which means 'many creeks'. Many Aboriginal sites have been identified as places used by local Aboriginal people for camping, tool-making, ceremonies and dreaming stories.