McDirtys Walking Track
Gumbaynggirr & Anaiwan Country

2 h to 3 h

5.9 km
return

↑ 297 m
↓ -297 m

Moderate track
Starting at Dangars Falls Road car park, this return walk explores the lively woodland of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Stop at Rock Wallaby lookout for scenic views of the area. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr & Anaiwan people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.6744839,151.7250182)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Kentucky Street, B78, Armidale.
  • Turn on to Dangar Street, B78 then drive for 130 m
  • Turn right onto Kentucky Street, 19 and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn slight left onto Kentucky Street, 19 and drive for another 930 m
  • Turn right onto Roslyn Avenue and drive for another 240 m
  • Turn right onto Kennedy Street, 19 and drive for another 7.6 km
  • Keep left onto Dangars Falls Road and drive for another 10.9 km
  • Continue onto Dangars Falls Road and drive for another 50 m
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 95 m cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
After another 360 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 140 m head through/around the gate.
The starting point of an alternate route. Alternate route to Falls Lookdown with views over Dangars Falls. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
Continue straight.
After another 280 m come to the "Rock Wallaby Lookout" (155 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Rock Wallaby Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn right.
After another 700 m continue straight.
After another 1.3 km come to "McDirty's Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.9 km to get back to the start.

Alternate route to Falls Lookdown with views over Dangars Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
About 85 m past the end is "Falls View".
Continue straight.
After another 20 m come to the "Falls Lookdown".
Turn left.
After another 15 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

Side trip to Rock Wallaby Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 130 m come to "Rock Wallaby Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Rock Wallaby Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 130 m to the main route.
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McDirtys Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.9 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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