Dangar Falls Dorrigo – The Perfect Summer Swimming Hole

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Dangar Falls Dorrigo is located in the northern area of NSW and is an incredibly spectacular waterfall that’s not hard to reach at all. A short walk from the carpark will lead you down to the swimming hole. You can also enjoy the view from above at the viewing platform. Dangar Falls was meant to be a quick stop for us on our road trip along the coast but we spent a lot longer here than we expected!

Where to stay

Dangar Falls is located in Dorrigo National Park, just 1 hour away from Coffs Harbour. The best way to get to the waterfall is to drive. Unfortunately there is no public transport options within the national park. There is also a free campground called Roses Park which is only 20 minutes away from the waterfall. The campground is an open area close by to a river and it’s really relaxing. It’s the perfect spot to stay the night before heading to the waterfall, however you can only stay there for a maximum of 2 days.

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Dangar Falls Entrance Fee

The are no entry fees into the national park.

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What to expect 

The scenic drive to the waterfall winds through the vast Australian agricultural land, passing by some small towns. Dangar Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls we’ve been to in Australia. It’s also one of our favourites so far because of how easy it is to access! There is a viewing platform right beside the carpark that provides a stunning view of the waterfall from above. You’ll also find some picnic tables, BBQ’s and toilets by the carpark as well as the pathway that leads you to the bottom of the waterfall.

The walk down is very easy and it will only take you 10 minutes. Once at the bottom you can take a dip in the refreshing water or admire the beautiful waterfall and take some photos. We visited Dangar Falls early in the morning during summer and the water temperature was perfect! We only saw a few others around in the morning. However, this place does get busy during the day, especially if it’s hot.

The falls consist of two cascading streams that are the perfect backdrop for photos. You can even swim out to the back and swim under the falls but it’s further than it looks and it can be quite tiring. If you’re passing by the area, we definitely recommend to take a day out and visit this waterfall. It was one of our favourite spots for a refreshing swim.

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