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Dangars Falls walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Overview

Dangars Falls walking track is a great introduction to the waterfalls, rivers and gorges of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale. A short and easy stroll, it delivers you right into the heart of this vast World Heritage Area.

Where
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
0.6km return
Time suggested
30min
Grade
Grade 2
What to
bring
Suitable clothing, drinking water

Dotted with scenic lookouts, Dangars Falls walking track is short on distance but long on stunning waterfall vistas. Do this 600m return walk on a day trip as a short detour off Waterfall Way. Or combine it with other walks when staying at nearby Dangars Gorge campground.

Starting from Dangars Falls picnic area, the walk takes in spectacular lookouts over Dangars Falls and the gorges of Salisbury Waters. A series of steps delivers you to a viewing platform right over the cascades of Dangers Falls. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the falls, especially after periods of rain when they’re at their most sublime.

Nature lovers will find much to enjoy here. Spectacular old growth Gondwana Rainforest flourishes in gorges, and a microclimate along the gorge rims creates an environment where threatened plants survive. Animal lovers will want to keep an eye out for endangered brush-tailed rock wallabies as well as the diverse suite of birds that call this place home.

If this taste of gorge country kindles your spirit of adventure, try the more challenging McDirtys and Salisbury Waters walking tracks, both nearby.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

On the way

  •  View of a steep rockwall set in a rugged bushland landscape of ridges and ravines. Photo credit: Josh Armitage © DPIE

    Dangars Rockwall lookout 1

    Dangars Rockwall lookout 1 is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, along Dangars Falls walking track. It’s a great spot to see the great chasm below Dangars Falls.

  • View of waterfall plunging into a gorge next to a steep cliff wall of dark-coloured rock. Photo credit: Josh Armitage © DPIE

    Dangars Rockwall lookout 2

    Dangars Rockwall lookout 2 is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Dangars Falls walking track. It’s a great spot to view the steep cliff walls and chasm below Dangars Falls.

  • View of a river coursing through a dry and rocky landscape in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo credit: Josh Armitage © DPIE

    Dangars River View lookout

    Dangars River View lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, along Dangars Falls walking track. Rest here to enjoy views of Salisbury Waters, near Armidale.

  • View of a deep and rugged gorge with a river coursing through it.  Photo credit: Josh Armitage © DPIE

    Dangars Main Falls lookout

    Dangars Main Falls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Dangars Falls picnic area. It’s a great spot to view this stunning 120m waterfall, 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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