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Salisbury Waters walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Distance
16km return
Time suggested
6 - 8hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Trip Intention Form

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Price
Free
What to
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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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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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary