Dangar Falls versus Dangars Falls on the NSW Waterfall Way

Dangar vs Dangars Falls

It is no wonder people get confused! Both these sites have camping, waterfalls and are incredibly beautiful. Both are on the New South Wales Waterfall Way! We paid them a visit – and we recommend you do, too!

Dangar Falls, Dorrigo

We loved our swim here! It is not often you find a waterfall so easily accessible, and within a town. 

Michelle and Heatley at Dangar Falls
Michelle and Heatley at Dangar Falls

Waterfall

At just 30m high (not as high as Dangars), you can actually see the waterfall a few steps from the car park! There is a picnic area with toilets at the lookout. From there, you can choose to walk to the bottom of the falls. 

Swimming

The lower pool is deep, cold and easy swimming to the falls itself.

Walking track

Just over a kilometre return, there are a few steps! But so worth it.

Where to camp?

Dangar Falls Lodge is right next door to the path and picnic area. It is pet friendly, you can have a campfire and it is a lovely spot – very handy to town. There is room for Big Rigs and fee for showers. Pets are allowed.

Dangar Falls Lodge Dorrigo NSW

Dangars Falls, near Armidale

You can reach Dangars Falls just 22km south east of Armidale in the NSW New England Tablelands. There is a 10 km dirt road to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Waterfall

This waterfall is an impressive 120m high! (Reference: NSW National Parks). Nearby Wollomombi Falls, also in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, has a whopping 260m drop! Internationally, it is known as Australia’s highest waterfall, because with cascades included, the total height is 424m. However, Wallaman Falls near Ingham, Queensland has Australia’s longest single drop at 268m. (Reference Geoscience Australia: https://www.ga.gov.au/).

Swimming

The Salisbury Track boardwalks cross over the water – and have easy access to the rocks and rock pools above the falls. Of course, please watch your children closely. I’d happily come back in summer for a swim.

Walking track

We recommend the Falls Lookdown track for the better views of the waterfall itself, but do do the Gorge Lookout if time permits. It is less than 2km return – a little longer but less of a climb and less stairs than the gorge walk. The Salisbury Track will take you along to more lookouts and another waterfall! However, we have read that Mihi Falls is seasonal – so do your research before you trek the 4.5 km track there, and back! 

Where to camp?

Dangars Gorge Campground is a national park site – with minimal facilities with toilets. This free camp has a small booking fee. Campfires are permitted (dependent on conditions). No pets.

A Waterfall Way roadtrip is a must do in NSW!

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