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Illaroo group camping area

Yuraygir National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 11.42am

Applies from Wed 19 May 2021, 10.55am to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 11.42am.

Closed areas: Illaroo campground

Illaroo campground is closed for significant refurbishment and upgrade works. You can access Rocky Point campground from the south (but not from Illaroo campground) during this time.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 28 May 2021, 9.00am to Mon 12 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Boorkoom campground partial closure

Boorkoom campground will open in full for the Queen's Birthday long weekend on Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June 2021.

At all other times, the campground is partially closed. Sites 1 and 2 are open. All remaining sites are closed due to construction works.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 31 May 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 1 Jun 2021, 9.15am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and M44 injectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 1 December 2021 in:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 19 May 2021, 10.55am to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 10.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 11.42am

Closed areas: Illaroo campground

Illaroo campground is closed for significant refurbishment and upgrade works. You can access Rocky Point campground from the south (but not from Illaroo campground) during this time.

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Applies from Wed 3 Feb 2021, 9.27am to Sun 11 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 31 May 2021, 11.42am

Closed areas: Wilsons Headland walking track part closure

Wilsons Headland walking track will be closed between Boorkoom campground and Wilsons Headland until Wednesday 30 June 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 12 May 2021, 3.01pm

Safety alerts: 4WD required for Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

High clearance 4WD capable vehicles are required to access Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. This includes water crossings which can change quickly dependent on local rainfall and tidal conditions.

Access to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds is dependent on Clarence Valley Council (CVC) and Forestry Corporation road infrastructure.

Information on the trafficability of these roads can be found here:

McPhillips Road is presently closed due to damage to bridge infrastructure. Please use Barcoongere Way.

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Applies from Fri 9 Apr 2021, 9.00am to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 9.25am. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 9.46am

Closed areas: Sherwood Road partially closed

Sherwood Road from Arthurs Gap to the Railway Repeater Station is closed to vehicles.

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.37am to Thu 24 Jun 2021, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Apr 2021, 1.56pm

Closed areas: No access to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

The access road to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is closed due to a major land slip that has taken over half of the road. Restoration works are currently being planned by NPWS.

For further information please contact Coffs Coast Area on 66520900.

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Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 3.00pm

Closed parks: Everlasting Swamp National Park closed until further notice

Everlasting Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to forecast minor/ moderate flooding of the Clarence River.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Mar 2021, 10.07am

Other planned events: 1080 fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring foxes and running a 1080 pest management program. Baiting is happening in Yuraygir National Park from Wednesday 1 July 2020 until Wednesday 30 June 2021.

There will be signs at baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 8 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 31 Oct 2020, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Waihou Road closure

Waihou Road in Sherwood Nature Reserve is closed from Wednesday 8 April 2020 to Monday 30 November 2020, due to a damaged bridge. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Oct 2020, 9.37am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on 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 at Angourie picnic area and re-join the coastal walk south of the mouth of Mara Creek. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call 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 Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Dec 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Mara Creek picnic area

Mara Creek picnic area in Yuraygir National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 10.03am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - No commercial service available

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/illaroo-group-camping-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Yuraygir National Park 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 annual pass
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