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  Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
by iandsmith

This is one of the three most popular falls in one of Australia's great national parks. The other two are Apsley and Wollomombi, covered in my "off the beaten path" pages.
Though magnificent by any standards the downside to this park is that it's not on the Pacific Highway. Were it so there would be ten times the number of tourists I suspect.
Never mind, I like it the way it is!
This is a fair flow over the cascade; it normally is considerably less but, if you're in the area frequently, you can time your visit accordingly.
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is huge. Larger than a number of European countries. It covers 92,926 hectares. More than 500kms of rivers flow down its gorges. You could literally walk for days through this area and never see or hear a human being.
Dangars however, is quite popular. Easy drive (9 kms of dirt at the end) and picnic tables and barbecues plus easy access to the best views make it so.
The vast majority leave it at that. However, trails go on to Mihi Falls, Sarum Lookout and Salisbury Waters. Imagine rolling plains then, suddenly, there's a canyon carved into the granite over aeons of time right before you. That's what its like at Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
How far down? It's officially listed as 394 feet.

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  • Written Jan 30, 2005
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