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McDirtys walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Overview

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

Where
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in North Coast, Country NSW
Distance
6km return
Time suggested
2 - 3hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

If you like to combine wildlife, waterfalls and birdwatching with an energetic trek, then try the McDirtys walking track. Following the gorge ridge, you can see impressive views of falls country of the northern section of the World Heritage-listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park from a number of lookouts.

At the lookout directly above Dangar Falls, you’ll be spritzed by crystal clear mist after a heavy downpour. Passing heathlands and dry gums, look for eastern grey kangaroos relaxing in the shade, as well as scrub wrens, treecreepers and crimson rosellas.

From the spectacular Rock Wallaby lookout, you’ll see unending scenic views of the deep river gouged ravines. Keep your eye out for the rare gorge wattle that clings to the steep cliffs.

Soak up the big open spaces over a packed lunch at any of the lookouts or head back to Dangar Falls picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

On the way

  • View of a man in an orange jacket standing on a wood viewing platform looking over a rugged landscape of gorges and ridges. Photo credit: Rob Cleary © DPIE

    McDirtys lookout

    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.

 

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Park info

  • 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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