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Yuraygir coastal walk

Yuraygir National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yuraygir coastal walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    4 - 5 days

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    65km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    The Yuraygir coastal walk commences from the Angourie Surfing Reserve at the northern end of Yuraygir National Park.

    To get there from Yamba, turn right onto River Street, then, at the roundabout, take the first exit onto Wooli Street. At the next roundabout, take the first exit to Angourie Street, then turn left onto The Crescent and follow the signs to the beach.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Angourie Surfing Reserve

    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.

    Facilities

    • Rubbish and recycling stations are available at each national park campground. Cans, plastic bottles and glass can be recycled. Paper is not collected as part of the Yuraygir recycling program.
    • Pay phones are located in all coastal villages, caravan parks and Sandon River campground.
    • Ensure you carry sufficient water between points as water is not available at all campsites

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Yuraygir coastal walk is 65km one-way and involves crossing several rock platforms and waterways. It's a good idea to plan ahead and consider the following safety tips:

    • The walk involves a series of tracks, trails, beaches and rock platforms that are linked by following the ‘coastal emu footprint’ marker
    • Check a tide chart to ensure 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.
    • Vehicles are permitted on some beaches, so be alert and listen for their approach.

    To cross rivers safely you’ll need to organise watercraft in advance:

    • At Wooli River, call 0439 409 909
    • At Red Rock/Corindi, call 0403 015 412
    • At Sandon River, call 0407 362 118
    • Remember that the safest crossing is on an incoming tide

    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.

    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 - no wheelchair access

    This walking track is not wheelchair-accessible. There are several points of interest along the walk that are suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility, including:

    • Angourie Bay picnic area
    • Mara Creek picnic area
    • Wilson Headland picnic area

    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.

    Yuraygir coastal walk

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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
    Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary