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Yuraygir National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 21 November 2017, 2.05pm

Applies from Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 2.05pm.

Other planned events: Sandon River campground upgrade works

The Sandon River campground has upgrade and maintenance works from Wednesday 18 October 2017 to Friday 3 November 2017. Those visiting the campground need to be aware that workers will be onsite from Monday to Thursday between 8:30am and 4:30pm with weather permitting. These planned dates may be extended and any extension will be updated. For further information please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.15am.

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
  • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  

For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.34am.

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am.

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2017, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Nov 2017, 4.47pm

Fires - Advice: Old Glen Innes Rd, Chambigne

There is a fire in this park called Old Glen Innes Rd, Chambigne. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 21 Nov 2017, 9.13am to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 10.05am

Closed areas: Road closures in Bundjalung National Park for road maintenance

Some areas in these parks are closed due to road maintenance. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The following areas will be closed to the public on these dates:

  • Wednesday 22 November 2017 and Thursday 23 Novmber 2017:
    • Back Beach, Ferry crossing and Frazers Reef Road's and picnic areas
  • Monday 27 November 2017 to Wednesday 29 November 2017:
    • Iluka Bluff  Road, Iluka Bluff walking track and picnic area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Nov 2017, 2.05pm

Other planned events: Sandon River campground upgrade works

The Sandon River campground has upgrade and maintenance works from Wednesday 18 October 2017 to Friday 3 November 2017. Those visiting the campground need to be aware that workers will be onsite from Monday to Thursday between 8:30am and 4:30pm with weather permitting. These planned dates may be extended and any extension will be updated. For further information please contact the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.24am to Tue 13 Mar 2018, 10.10am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.49am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting operation

1080 fox baiting is underway on Susan Island Nature Reserve and surrounding areas of Crown land. This is managed by Susan and Elizabeth Island Recreation Reserve Trust. 1080 baits can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested. Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves.

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Applies from Tue 12 Sep 2017, 11.30am to Wed 28 Feb 2018, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 12 Sep 2017, 11.37am

Other planned events: Fox baiting Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

A fox and wild dog baiting program is being conducted along Moonee Beach in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. The areas affected ranges from the mouth of Moonee Creek to 500m north of the Tiki trail. It is advised not to take dogs along Moonee Beach in the vicinity of the baiting program or allow them to stray into the area.

The 1080 poison baits are lethal to domestic pets if ingested. Visitors and neighbours of the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve are reminded that domestic dogs are not permitted within national parks or nature reserves.

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Applies from Wed 13 Sep 2017, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 10.10am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.15am

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
  • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  

For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 1.12pm

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2017, 1.49pm to Fri 15 Dec 2017, 12.58pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Aug 2017, 9.32am

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - shorebird monitoring and fox and wild dog pest control program

As part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, the North Coast branch of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will begin a 1080 fox-baiting and ejector program on Monday 3 July 2017. This will affect all neighbours and visitors to Richmond River Nature Reserve, Broadwater National Park and Bundjalung National Park.

Baits and ejectors will be used until Friday 15 December 2017. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits for foxes and wild dogs have been laid.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan, to protect breeding threatened shorebirds. 

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs, and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas and avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Sun 31 Dec 2017, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.34am

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 24 May 2017, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Jun 2017, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Road closures in Yuraygir State Conservation Area

A partial road closure of 3km between Bald Knob Tick Gate Road and Browns Knob trail and Julies Road is closed due to storm damage. Alternative access to Coast Range Road is available via McPhillips Road and Yellow Cutting Road. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10.02am

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 12.55pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 1.01pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/yuraygir-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

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

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.  The park has self registration stands with envelopes - please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Emergency services

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Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary