Dangars Falls


Dangars Falls

Dangars Falls, also known as Dangarsleigh Falls, is located in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in 30 minutes’ drive away from Armidale, and it’s easy accessible from Dangars Falls Picnic Area.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 30° 40.440' E 151° 43.563'
Parking: the end of Dangars Falls Road, Dangarsleigh
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:9.5km of Gravel Road Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 183m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 30° 40.440' E 151° 43.563'
Parking:     the end of Dangars Falls Road, Dangarsleigh
Access:     2min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Dangars Falls is roughly a 3hr30 minutes’ drive away from Port Macquarie, or just 30minutes’ from Armidale town centre. From Armidale head south on Dangarsleigh Rd for 9km. Then turn left onto well-signposted Dangars Falls Rd (next to Dangarsleigh Memorial) and follow it for the next 11km until you reach the Falls Picnic Area. The road is unsealed for the last 9.5km.

The car park is huge and has all sorts of facilities, including toilets (non-flush), picnic tables, BBQ and track’s signs. There is a campsite nearby.

From the parking a well-established, wheel-chair friendly path leads to the falls lookout. It takes just a couple of minutes to reach this lookout.

We highly recommend to do Falls Walk, which starts from parking and leads to the Falls View, which offers a great view of Dangars Falls. The walk is 300m, and takes about 10-20 minutes return.

Return via the same route.

From the parking, you might be interesting to walk Salisbury Waters Track. Cross the river via a footbridge, then follow the river downstream. En route is one more Dangars Falls lookout (10-15 min from beginning of the walk).

Return via the same route, or you can continue on to the main trail, and in 20-35 you will reach a track’s junction – turn right onto Salisbury Track, and in 10-15 min turn right again onto Mihi Track, which in 20-40 minutes brings you to the Mihi Falls Lookout. From here, you can return via the same route, or continue it as a loop. Total walking time is 2-3hrs.

Dangars Falls is a waterfall which might have little or no water at all during dry season. Ideal time to visit – late autumn, winter, early spring.

If you’re allowed to fly a drone near this waterfall, then you will be able to take best photos.

Waterfalls nearby

Mihi Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 30min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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