Salisbury Waters walking track
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
This challenging walk rewards with lookouts offering scenic views of the gorge country with opportunities for swimming and wildlife spotting, near Dangars Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers.
- Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
- 16km return
- Time suggested
- 6 - 8hrs
- Grade 4
- Trip Intention Form
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- What to
- Drinking water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, binoculars
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
- Before or after your long hike, nearby Dangars Gorge campground offers a tranquil spot to camp under the stars.
If you’re ready for a walk that combines excellent views with a challenging workout, put on your hiking boots and head for the Salisbury Waters walking track. This long day trek is an excellent introduction to gorge bushwalking, with the option of overnight camping in the bush.
The track starts from and returns to Dangars Falls picnic area. There's brilliant wildlife and birdwatching as you walk, look for the scrub wrens and white throated tree creepers amongst the dry gums and heath.
Veering off the McDirtys walking track, there’s optional detours to Mihi Falls and Sarum lookout, making perfect backdrops for a picnic lunch. Please allow plenty of time to reach the bottom of the gorge, and return, if you're adding any side trips.
The last leg of this journey involves a steep descent, where you’ll get the chance to see the unique dry rainforest up close. Cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal clear pool while you take in the breathtaking views of the gorges from the ground up.
Return the way you came.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- 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.Contact us for permits