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Yuraygir National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 31 March 2020, 2.40pm

Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.40pm.

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.51pm.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11.53am.

Closed areas: No access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds in Yuraygir National Park are closed. The closure is due to a major washout on McPhillips Road caused by floodwater making the road impassable. This is the only access road to the campgrounds and there is no alternate access. NPWS will advise via this website when access is available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11.46am.

Closed areas: North Yuraygir National Park closed due to bushfire damage

The track between Mara Creek picnic area and Lake Arragan is closed. Mara Creek picnic area is closed. 

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am.

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm.

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am.

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 0403 015 412  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am.

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 1.51pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.24pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 12.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.25pm

Closed areas: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and Never Never picnic area closed

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You can still contact us by phone on 02 6657 2319 or email for information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.52pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 5.02pm

Other planned events: Chaelundi Road closed due to road works

There is no vehicle access to Chaelundi Road from Sheep Station Creek Road to Old Glen Innes Road. This is because heavy machinery is in use for roadworks and three bridges have been destroyed by bushfires. The road will be periodically blocked and unsafe to travel.

For more information call the NPWS Coffs Coast office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.18pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Four Bull Hut closed

Camping, including caravans and motorhomes, is not permitted in Washpool National Park until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Four Bull Hut will also be closed until further notice. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.06pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.06pm

Closed parks: Closed parks and reserves - Clarence area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 May 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Wed 18 Mar 2020, 10.25am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 2.51pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves- Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 6 Feb 2020, 3.06pm to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.13pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Coffs Coast area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Thursday 30 April 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.20pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Picnic areas closed

Frazers Reef and Back Beach picnic areas are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.59pm

Closed parks: Part of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Monitor this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted - Gibraltar House closed

Camping, including caravans and motor-homes, will not be permitted in Gibraltar Range National Park from Friday 27 March 2020 until further notice. Gibraltar House will also be closed until further notice. For further information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.31am to Thu 2 Apr 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.48am

Closed parks: Park closed due to aerial pest control operation

Bundjalung National Park will be closed from 2pm, Monday 30 March 2020 to 10am, Thursday 2 April 2020 due to an aerial pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.30am to Sat 4 Apr 2020, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 10.31am

Closed parks: Park closures - aerial pest control operation

The following national parks, state conservation areas and nature reserves will be closed from Monday 30 March to Saturday 4 April 2020 for an aerial pest control operation:

  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully State Conservation Area and Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve

Penalties apply for non-compiance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10.42am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10.40am

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.47am

Closed areas: The Needles walk closed

The Needles walk in Gibraltar Range National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 19 Feb 2020, 3.51pm to Thu 9 Apr 2020, 11.32pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Mar 2020, 12.57pm

Closed areas: Bindarray picnic area closed due to storm damage

Bindarray picnic area is currently closed due to damage to the access roads from recent storms. The picnic area is due to be reopened on Thursday 9 April 2020.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 4.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11.53am

Closed areas: No access to Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds

Station Creek and Pebbly Beach campgrounds in Yuraygir National Park are closed. The closure is due to a major washout on McPhillips Road caused by floodwater making the road impassable. This is the only access road to the campgrounds and there is no alternate access. NPWS will advise via this website when access is available.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 Feb 2020, 11.46am

Closed areas: North Yuraygir National Park closed due to bushfire damage

The track between Mara Creek picnic area and Lake Arragan is closed. Mara Creek picnic area is closed. 

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Applies from Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Apr 2019, 9.46am

Safety alerts: Barcoongere Way not recommended for vehicles

Please use McPhillips Road, off the new Pacific Highway, to get to Pebbly Beach and Station Creek campgrounds. Barcoongere Way is not recommended for any vehicles due to severe road damage.

For more information, call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 26 Feb 2019, 2.14pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 1.44pm

Closed areas: Grey Cliff stairs closed

The stairs from Grey Cliff campground to the beach are closed. The stairs have been washed away because of the large swell from Cyclone Oma. Visitors can't access the beach via these stairs.

Visitors can access the beach via the old vehicle beach access point 250m north of the stairs.

For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Dec 2018, 11.40am

Other planned events: Yuraygir coastal walk - river crossing contacts

The Yuraygir coastal walk river crossing contact details have changed. The current details are:

  • Wooli river crossing - call 0439 409 909 
  • Sandon river crossing - call 0407 362 118
  • Corindi/Red Rock river crossing - call 0403 015 412  

For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 11.51am

Closed areas: Angourie Back Beach - staircase removed

Walkers on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk are advised that the staircase at the southern end of Angourie Back Beach has been removed due to safety concerns. All walkers should commence the walk via the track at Mara Creek picnic area, as there is no longer access from the beach. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Grafton NPWS office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/yuraygir-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary