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Illaroo to Wooli walking track

Yuraygir National Park

Overview

Illaroo to Wooli walking track runs between two campgrounds, offering scenic coastal views, birdwatching and the chance to see various plant communities.

Where
Yuraygir National Park
Distance
14km one-way
Time suggested
4hrs 30min - 5hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
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Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit
  • If you’re planning to stay at Illaroo campground or Sandon River campground you’ll need to book online before you leave. Other campgrounds along the multi-day Yuraygir Coastal walk operate on a first in, first served basis.

If you're looking for a challenging coastal walk, then pack a picnic, put on your walking boots, and head for Illaroo to Wooli walking track with some friends. This relatively underdeveloped stretch of NSW coastline is at the southern end of Illaroo campground.

Spend your day walking along sandy beaches, across rocky platforms, grasslands and paperbark forests. There are superb coastal views from the headlands, where you can take in ocean breezes, do some birdwatching, and even enjoy whale watching during their annual migration. You’ll pass through several small settlements along this moderate track, and if you’re lucky, you might see evidence of the endangered coastal emu. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching.

Illaroo to Wooli walking track can be tackled as a day walk or as a part of the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk, which includes Brooms Head to Illaroo, in the north, and Wooli to Red Rock, to the south.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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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
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Illaroo to Wooli walking track, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Debra Novak