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Mara Creek picnic area

Yuraygir National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about the Mara Creek picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Mara Creek picnic area is in the northern section of Yuraygir National Park. To get there:

  • Turn off Pacific Highway north of Maclean and follow Yamba Road in an easterly direction for 12km
  • Turn right onto Angourie Road and follow for 4km, then turn right onto Lakes Boulevard.
  • After 400m on Lakes Boulevard, turn left into Yuraygir National Park and follow that road for 1km.
  • Turn right for Mara Creek picnic area

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


There's parking along gravel Mara Creek Road.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


20°C and 26°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


9°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day





There are accessible and ambulant flush toilets at the picnic area.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Step-free access

The picnic area is mostly flat and step-free, with hard-packed ground, concrete and fibre-reinforced polymer mesh pathways.

  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


Disability access level - medium

Mara Creek picnic area is mostly flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • Accessible and ambulant toilets
  • Concrete, hard-packed ground and fibre-reinforced polymer mesh pathways.

There are some parts of the picnic area where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • There are places where the ground slopes slightly with a maximum gradient of 1:14.
  • The parking area is on the side of Mara Creek Road, which is unsealed gravel


You're encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.


A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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