Salisbury Waters Walking Track
Aniwan Country

5 h 30 min to 8 h

14 km
return

↑ 830 m
↓ -830 m

Hard track
Salisbury Waters walking track in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park starts at Dangars Falls picnic area. It is a challenging walk but rewarded by excellent views of the area. The walk spends most of the time high on the ridge then leads down to Salisbury Waters, providing an opportunity for a cool dip. Let us begin by acknowledging the Aniwan 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 Barney Street, B78, 17, Armidale.
  • Turn on to Douglas Street then drive for 450 m
  • Turn left onto Mann Street and drive for another 220 m
  • Turn right onto Kennedy Street and drive for another 440 m
  • Continue onto Kennedy Street, 19 and drive for another 7.8 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
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
This walk starts from the end of Dangars Rd at the picnic area (can also start from the nearby campground follow the link track to this picnic area). Start by following the signposted Falls Lookdown Walking Track off to the right (when coming in along the road). The track first leads steeply down into the valley.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 90 m come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
Then cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
After another 360 m cross the bridge (about 3 m long)
After another 155 m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass the "Dangars Falls" (70 m on your left).
After another 40 m come to the "Falls Lookdown" (20 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Sidetrip 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.
After another 160 m turn right.
After another 700 m turn right.
After another 460 m cross the ford.
Veer left.
After another 840 m cross the ford.
After another 9 m cross the ford.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Take this sidetrip to Mihi Falls Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 320 m veer left.
After another 1.3 km pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Sidetrip along Sarum Hill Track to Sarum Hill Lookout. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 340 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Sidetrip to Macleay Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.3 km turn left.
After another 530 m head up the 13 steps (about 15 m long)
Continue another 250 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 7 km to get back to the start.

Sidetrip 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.

Take this sidetrip to Mihi Falls Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 730 m turn left.
After another 285 m cross the ford.
After another 80 m come to "Mihi Falls Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Mihi Falls Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 1.1 km to the main route.

Sidetrip along Sarum Hill Track to Sarum Hill Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 580 m come to a seat., has a backrest.
"Sarum Hill Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Sarum Hill Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 580 m to the main route.

Sidetrip to Macleay Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 185 m come to "Macleay Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Macleay Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 185 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Salisbury Waters Walking Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 14 km
Time 5 h 30 min to 8 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 5.1 km apart with the largest gap of 9.7 km.


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