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Yarriabini National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yarriabini National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Macksville:

    • Travel south on the Pacific Highway for approximately 7km
    • Turn left into Albert Drive and follow the signs for ‘Yarrahapinni Mountain’ or ‘Yarriabini National Park’
    • Turn left onto the continuation of Albert Drive and follow for 400m
    • Turn right into Rosewood Road and follow all the way into the park


    From Kempsey:

    • Travel north on the Pacific Highway for approximately 45km
    • Turn right into Albert Drive and follow the signs for ‘Yarrahapinni Mountain’ or ‘Yarriabini National Park’
    • Turn left onto the continuation of Albert Drive and follow for 400m
    • Turn right into Rosewood Road and follow all the way into the park

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Yarriabini National Park is not directly accessible by public transport. For information about public transport options to nearby towns, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Take your mountain bike along Way Way Creek Road and feel the refreshing air in the forest.

    Spring

    Enjoy a scenic drive along Way Way Creek Road, with its bubbling creek crossings and vibrant green forest.

    Summer

    Enjoy a picnic under the shade and wander through the cool rainforest at The Pines picnic area.

    Winter

    Admire the colourful banksias in flower along Tower Road as you head up to Yarriabini lookout to see spectacular views of Macleay Valley.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    18°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    41.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    11°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded

    4°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    702.6mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).

    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 OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Yarriabini National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Macksville (12 km)

    Macksville is a relaxed fishing and oyster-farming town centre of a rich rural district. It's on low-lying land around the Nambucca River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Kempsey (51 km)

    Kempsey is a historic river town close to national parks and majestic beaches. Kempsey is a convenient place for an overnight stop for anyone driving between Sydney and the North Coast.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Port Macquarie (98 km)

    Vibrant Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.

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    Yarriabini National Park. Photo: Shane Ruming