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Yuraygir National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yuraygir National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

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    From Grafton:

    • Drive south on the Pacific Highway for 10km, then take the Wooli and Minnie Water turnoff.
    • Continue for 25km then, at the T-intersection, turn left to Minnie Water to get to Illaroo camping area, or right to Wooli.
    • From Wooli Road, turn left onto Diggers Camp Road to get to the Boorkoom camping area and Wilsons Headland picnic area.

    From Maclean:

    • Take Brooms Head Road through Gulmarrad
    • After 19km, turn left to reach the campgrounds at Lake Arragan, Red Cliff and Grey Cliff
    • Turn right off Brooms Head Road and travel along the Sandon Road for 9km to get to the Sandon River camping area

    From Coffs Harbour:

    From Coffs Harbour, travel north on the Pacific Highway for 49km, then turn right onto McPhillips Road. Its about 12km from the Highway to Station Creek Campground.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Yuraygir National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Autumn is the perfect time of year to go beach fishing along the park's coastline.

    Spring

    The park's heathlands provide a spectacular display of wildflowers. Check them out on your choice of walking track, including the Wilsons Headland walk and, of course, the Yuraygir coastal walk.

    Summer

    Visit in summer to make the most of the park's countless beaches and waterways. Swim, surf or snorkel – cooling sea breezes provide welcome relief in hot weather.

    Winter

    Plan a winter trip to go whale watching. The sight of migrating whales swimming north to warmer waters is second-to-none, and there are magnificent viewing points at Red Cliffs lookout and Brooms Head.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    42.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    9°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded

    2.7°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    300mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

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

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Yuraygir Coastal Walk

    • Carry extra food; rough seas may mean some sections of beach are unpassable, even at low tide.
    • Rubbish and recycling stations are available at each national park campground. Cans, plastic bottles and glass can be recycled. Paper is not collected as part of the Yuraygir recycling program.
    • Organise watercraft for safe river crossings at Sandon, Wooli and Red Rock well ahead of your trip. The safest crossing is on an incoming tide.
    • Rock platforms: check your tide chart to ensure rock platforms are traversed at low tide.
    • Beach walking: vehicles are permitted on some beaches, so be alert and listen for their approach.
    • Notification: advise a responsible person of your departure and expected time of return and check in with this person when you return.
    • Emergencies: mobile phone reception is limited; pay phones are located in all coastal villages, caravan parks and the Sandon River campground.

    Mobile safety

    Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Yuraygir National Park

    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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    Nearby towns

    Wooli (15 km)

    Yuraygir National Park protects the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline (60km) in NSW. Coastal hideaways worth exploring include Wooli, Minnie Waters and Brooms Head.

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    Grafton (35 km)

    Grafton is a gracious, historic city in the Clarence Valley farming district. It's situated on the broad Clarence River and surrounded by river flats.

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    Yamba (36 km)

    Yamba is a bustling holiday resort with a large fishing fleet. It's built around a headland at the mouth of the Clarence River.

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    Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary