Shelley Head campground
Yuraygir National Park
Take a 6 to 7km walk to reach Shelley Head campground in Yuraygir National Park. It's a great stopover on Yuraygir coastal walk near Angourie, with superb fishing and swimming.
|Number of campsites||10|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water|
|Price||There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Entry fees||Park entry fees apply|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
This lovely walk-in campground is a stone’s throw from Shelley Caves and Little Shelley Beach, where you can swim, fish and explore. It’s a perfect spot for adventurous walkers looking for a remote nature getaway as it’s a 7km hike north of Lake Arragan, or a 6km walk south of Angourie along Yuraygir coastal walk.
Spring is a particularly wonderful time to camp here, as the surrounding woods come alive with an array of blooming coastal wildflowers, including Christmas bells, flannel flowers and native orchids in purple, red, yellow and even black.
There’s also plenty of wildlife to see here, from emus and long-nosed bandicoots to sugar gliders, owls, eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked as well as swamp wallabies.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Grafton office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6641 1500
- Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460
- 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.Buy annual pass
Things to do (16)
- Aboriginal culture (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (8)
- Canoeing/paddling (2)
- Fishing (5)
- Historic heritage (1)
- Picnics and barbecues (8)
- Sightseeing (8)
- Snorkelling and scuba (1)
- Surfing (4)
- Swimming (5)
- Walking (7)