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McDirtys walking track is a 6km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.
If you like to combine wildlife, waterfalls and birdwatching with an energetic trek, then try the McDirtys walking track. Following the gorge ridge, you can see impressive views of falls country of the northern section of the World Heritage-listed Oxley Wild Rivers National Park from a number of lookouts.
At the lookout directly above Dangar Falls, you’ll be spritzed by crystal clear mist after a heavy downpour. Passing heathlands and dry gums, look for eastern grey kangaroos relaxing in the shade, as well as scrub wrens, treecreepers and crimson rosellas.
From the spectacular Rock Wallaby lookout, you’ll see unending scenic views of the deep river gouged ravines. Keep your eye out for the rare gorge wattle that clings to the steep cliffs.
Soak up the big open spaces over a packed lunch at any of the lookouts or head back to Dangar Falls picnic area.
About the region
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
McDirtys walking track is in the Dangars Gorge precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there from Armidale Post Office:Follow Faulkner Street to the southTurn left into Kentucky Street and drive for 1km, following the signs to Dangar Falls.Turn right into Dangarsleigh Road and continue for approximately 8kmTurn left at the sign to Dangars Falls and follow the unsealed road for 10kmMcDirtys walking track starts and returns to the Dangars Falls picnic area Parking Parking is available at Dangars Falls picnic area.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.