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Yuraygir coastal walk

Yuraygir National Park

Overview

Hike the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk on the Clarence Coast. You’ll find loads of places for whale watching, snorkelling and swimming, with overnight stops at beach campgrounds.

Where
Yuraygir National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
65km one-way
Time suggested
4 - 5 days
Grade
Grade 4
Trip Intention Form

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What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, drinking water, hat, snacks, sunscreen
Please note
  • The walk involves a series of tracks, trails, beaches and rock platforms that are linked by following the ‘coastal emu footprint’ marker
  • Check to make sure you're only crossing rock platforms at low tide
  • Rough seas mean you may need to carry extra food as some sections of beach are unpassable, even at low tide.
  • 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.

Follow the ancient wandering trails of Australia’s coastal emus on the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk.

This colossal signposted track traverses the coastline from Angourie to Red Rock. The scenery and views along the way are diverse and astounding. You’ll encounter wildlife and wildflowers as you walk past heathland plains, long sandy beaches, tranquil creeks, lagoons, rocky headlands and even a marine park.

Tackle the full 65km with overnight camping stops along the way or break the track up into shorter segments. It’s best walked north to south with the sun at your back.

However you choose to undertake this journey through the traditional homelands of the Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations, it’s unlikely you’ll ever forget it.

Take a virtual tour of Yuraygir coastal walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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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
See more visitor info
Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary