Mara Creek picnic area
Yuraygir National Park
Mara Creek picnic area, in Yuraygir National Park, is a peaceful picnic spot to go birdwatching and enjoy the wildflowers. It’s also the trailhead for Angourie walking track.
- Picnic areas
- Yuraygir National Park
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Mara Creek picnic area is surrounded by natural coastal heath. This is home to a large variety of birds that are particularly active during spring and summer when wildflowers, such as white flannel, Christmas bells and orange and red heath peas, are in bloom. So sit back and enjoy your picnic spread with the binoculars close. Reptiles such as bearded dragons and goannas are also known to wander through the area, so keep an eye out for those too.
Mara Creek picnic area is located in a secluded section of the park, just inland from the coast. Even when the beach crowds flock to the area over summer holidays, this area remains a quiet section of Yuraygir.
Mara Creek picnic area is also the starting point for Angourie walking track, which takes you along the coast to Shelley Headland. Interpretive signs on this walking track offer more information about the area’s natural and cultural heritage. Enjoy a picnic before or after your hike.
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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. The park has self registration stands with envelopes - please bring correct change.Buy annual pass