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Illaroo to Wooli walking track

Yuraygir National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Illaroo to Wooli walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    4hrs 30min - 5hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    14km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Illaroo to Wooli walking track is in the central precinct of Yuraygir National Park and starts at the southern end of Illaroo campground. To get there:

    • Follow signs from Pacific Highway (south of Grafton) to Wooli, then the village of Minnie Water.
    • The entrance to Illaroo campground is on the road to Minnie Water on the left.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Illaroo campground and the township of Wooli.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Yuraygir National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Autumn is the perfect time of year to go beach fishing along the park's coastline.

    Spring

    The park's heathlands provide a spectacular display of wildflowers. Check them out on your choice of walking track, including the Wilsons Headland walk and, of course, the Yuraygir coastal walk.

    Summer

    Visit in summer to make the most of the park's countless beaches and waterways. Swim, surf or snorkel – cooling sea breezes provide welcome relief in hot weather.

    Winter

    Plan a winter trip to go whale watching. The sight of migrating whales swimming north to warmer waters is second-to-none, and there are magnificent viewing points at Red Cliffs lookout and Brooms Head.

    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

    Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    This attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.

    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).

    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.

    Illaroo to Wooli walking track

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