Dangarsleigh Falls (Dangars Falls)

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park / New England Region / Armidale Dumaresq Shire, New South Wales, Australia

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Dangarsleigh Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Dangarsleigh Falls (or Dangars Falls as well as Dangar Falls for short) was supposed to be an impressively tall waterfall tumbling 183m into the Dangars Gorge not too far from the New England town of Armidale. Unfortunately for us, the falls was dry during our visit in May 2008, which was amazing considering that not much further away were the gushing waterfalls of the Oxley Wild Rivers Gorge system at Tia Falls and a decent performer at Apsley Falls. I guess some pockets of land got much more rain than others despite their proximity to each other.

Julie and I only spent about 20 minutes away from the car. But as soon as we realized there was no waterfall here (due to the Salisbury Waters watercourse lacking water), we didn't bother doing any of the other (longer) walks taking in additional waterfalls further downstream.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

To the south of Armidale on the way to Port Macquarie was the continuation of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park including Apsley Falls (this is a photo of its stream) as well as Tia FallsTo the south of Armidale on the way to Port Macquarie was the continuation of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park including Apsley Falls (this is a photo of its stream) as well as Tia Falls
Further to the east of Armidale was Coffs Harbour, where we enjoyed the relaxing beach while also noticing crabs coming out of the sand while leaving these sand balls behindFurther to the east of Armidale was Coffs Harbour, where we enjoyed the relaxing beach while also noticing crabs coming out of the sand while leaving these sand balls behind
Starting on the walk to see Dangarsleigh FallsStarting on the walk to see the falls

Due to the dry falls, we didn't bother with this walkDue to the dry falls, we didn't bother with this walk

Looking down at the non-existent Dangarsleigh FallsLooking down at the non-existent waterfall

Examining the dry Dangarsleigh Falls more closelyExamining the dry waterfall more closely


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Armidale, we followed the signs south for the falls, which led us onto Dangarsleigh Rd (towards the south of town). After taking that road for about 7.7km, we then kept left (near the Dangersleigh Memorial), where the sign then guided us onto an unsealed side road (Dangars Falls Rd) that ultimately ended at the car park for the waterfall. It's roughly 22km from Armidale to the car park, and it took us about a half-hour.

For further context, Armidale was 190km (2.5 hours drive) west of Coffs Harbour, 112km (90 minutes drive) northeast of Tamworth, and 247km (about 3.5 hours drive) northwest of Port Macquarie.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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Dangars Falls - Great When Wet 
I've been to Dangars Falls many times but I've never seen it totally dry. Once I was there just after a peak flood and it was spectacular. Sadly, …

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