Dangar Falls

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This article is about the waterfall near Dorrigo, New South Wales. For the waterfall near Armidale, New South Wales, see Dangars Falls.
Dangar Falls
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Dangar Falls, near Dorrigo.
Dangar Falls is located in New South Wales
Dangar Falls
Location New England, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 30°19′24″S 152°42′52″E / 30.32333°S 152.71444°E / -30.32333; 152.71444Coordinates: 30°19′24″S 152°42′52″E / 30.32333°S 152.71444°E / -30.32333; 152.71444
Type Cascade
Watercourse Bielsdown River

The Dangar Falls is a cascade waterfall located across the Bielsdown River about 1.2 km (0.7 mi) north of Dorrigo in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.[1] The falls are small, picturesque, and are a popular photographic subject.[2] For a short time after rain they are quite spectacular.[3] There is an attractive picnic spot which offers excellent views. It is possible to climb down the banks and walk along the river below the water falls.

In the past the waterhole has been the scene of several tragic accidents. Despite warning signs from the local council, the 30-metre high falls remain a popular jumping spot for tourists. In 2012 a 19-year old German tourist died after jumping from the falls with her friends.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Dangar Falls". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dangar Falls". Stevografix. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Dangar Falls 31.3.09". ABC Contribute. Australia. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-01-14/public-comment-sought-on-dangar-falls-management-plan/4463292. Retrieved 30 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/missing-tourist-feared-drowned-dorrigo/1687643/. Retrieved 30 June 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)