Dangar Falls, Dorrigo

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The Dangar Falls is a cascade waterfall located across the Bielsdown River about 1.2km north of in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. The falls are small, picturesque, and are a popular photographic subject. For a short time after rain they are quite spectacular. There is an attractive picnic spot which offers excellent views. It is possible to climb down the banks and walk along the river below the water falls.
In the past the waterhole has been the scene of several tragic accidents. Despite warning signs from the local council, the 30-metre high falls remain a popular jumping spot for tourists. In 2012 a 19-year-old German tourist died after jumping from the falls with her friends.
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  • Well worth a visit and enjoyed our visit and walk to the Falls.Some stairs but manageable, and not arduous.  more »
  • Easy drive through Dorrigo where we enjoyed a picnic lunch right at the viewing platform then walked along path past labyrinth then down a stepped walkway to the bottom of the falls. Slightly difficul...  more »
  • After a bit of a windy drive out from Coffs, a very peaceful rest stop with lovely views, and an easy walk down to the bottom of the falls. There are even toilets, picnic tables, barbecue, and play eq...  more »
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  • This was my favorite place during my east-coast trip. Definitely worth the detour. Big bonus you can swim in the natural pool and you can even swim behind the waterfall - just awesome.
  • Beautiful big waterfall that can be viewed from the platform near the parking spot. Parking is RV friendly. There is a large playground and a nice picnic spot with free bbq near the parking also. Its a short walk to the bottom of the falls where you can swim. Walking track is mainly a sturdy wooden platform but little kids will need a little assistance at the bottom of the walking track towards the end of the platform as there is a steep rocky bit to get to the bottom. There are lots of slippery stones in the water so its not so suitable for swimming for little kids but not too bad for adults.
  • A scenic hike down to the waterfall on well paved and timber stairs track. Swimming is ok but not recommended to dive from top of the falls. Car parking available with public rest areas. Assistance required for elderly at the bottom of the track.
  • Easy 10min walk. You can go behind the waterfall
  • Beautiful location to walk down the water fall and enjoy the landscape. One of the spot you shouldn't miss when travelling around the location.
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