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Rocky Point campground

Yuraygir National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Rocky Point campground.

Getting there and parking

Rocky Point campground is in Yuraygir National Park. To get there:

  • Turn off Pacific Highway, south of Grafton, following the signs to Wooli.
  • Turn east off Wooli Road onto Minnie Water Road at the Minnie Water sign
  • As you drive into Minnie Water, 100m past the caravan park, turn left onto Illaroo Road.
  • Follow Illaroo Road, then turn east into the signposted entrance to the southern section of Illaroo campground.
  • The campground is a 200m walk

Vehicle access

  • No vehicle access

Parking

Parking is available at Illaroo campground – a walking distance of 200m.

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

  • Water is not available at this campground
  • You can pick up some groceries and ice at Minnie Water general store, a short drive away. 
  • Rubbish bins are not available so please take rubbish with you when leaving.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Generators

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Rocky Point campground

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
Rocky Point campground, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary