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Yarriabini National Park


Explore Yarriabini National Park on a school excursion or day trip. Enjoy spectacular coastal views, a rainforest walk or a scenic drive, as well several great birdwatching and picnicking spots.

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Lush rainforest, clear bubbling creeks, tranquil picnic spots and spectacular coastal views are just a snapshot of what you’ll find at Yarriabini National Park.  A short scenic drive from Nambucca Heads and Kempsey, it provides an ideal day trip for the whole family.

Don’t miss the spectacular views from Yarriabini lookout, where you’ll get expansive views over Macleay Valley and Trial Bay. Take the popular car touring route along Way Way Creek Road to The Pines picnic area and enjoy a peaceful picnic surrounded by vibrant green rainforest. Admire the Aboriginal artwork and learn about the significance of this area to local Aboriginal people.

Pack your mountain bike and cycle through tall forests and across Bangalow palm-lined creeks on Way Way Creek Road. And for those who enjoy birdwatching, you’ll find a colourful array of birdlife. Look out for square-tailed kites, rainforest pigeons and glossy black-cockatoos.

Highlights in this park

  • The Pines picnic area, Yarriabini National Park. Photo: G Wallace/NSW Government

    The Pines picnic area

    The Pines picnic area in Yarriabini National Park is a relaxing spot for a family picnic. Wander along the rainforest walking track, admire Aboriginal...

  • Way Way Creek Road, Yarriabini National Park. Photo: G Wallace/NSW Government

    Way Way Creek Road drive

    Winding through the tall rainforest, across creeks, this picturesque car touring route provides an ideal family day trip or a spectacular day cycling ...

  • Yarriabini lookout, Yarriabini National Park. Photo: A Turbill/NSW Government

    Yarriabini lookout

    Yarriabini lookout invites visitors to relax and enjoy the magnificent coastal views to the Macleay River estuary and Trial Bay.


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the North Coast region
  • Yarriabini National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Coffs Harbour
      (02) 6652 0900
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 32 Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6651 9525
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Yarriabini National Park. Photo: Shane Ruming