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Mara Creek picnic area

Yuraygir National Park

Visitor info

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

Parking

Parking is available at Mara Creek picnic area.

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

Amenities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

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 + 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Permitted

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

Fishing

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

Prohibited

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.

Mara Creek picnic area

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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
Mara Creek picnic area, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary