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Yuraygir National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 6 June 2018, 10.54am

Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 6.00am to Fri 6 Jul 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jun 2018, 2.37pm.

Closed areas: Yuraygir Coastal walk partial closure

A section of the Yuraygir Coastal walk (trails and beaches) between Angourie/Mara Creek day use areas and Lake Arragan campground will be closed for approximately 4 hours between Monday 18 June 2018 and Friday 6 July 2018.

The closure is to carry out the treatment of bitou bush infestations on coastal dunes. NPWS officers will be onsite to advise of the closure on the day, and once the operation has been completed.

Specific dates will be supplied as weather and other variables are assessed. All NPWS coastal campgrounds will remain open during this period. 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS clarence area office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2018, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2018, 10.56am.

Other incidents: Sandon River boat crossing unavailable

The self-service Sandon River boat crossing is currently unavailable due to boat servicing requirements. If you're planning on using Yuraygir Coastal walk, please make your own arrangements to cross the Sandon River. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jun 2018, 10.54am.

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.15am.

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
  • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  

For further information please contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am.

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 Tue 19 Jun 2018, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 6.13pm

Hazard reduction burns: NPWS HR COCO Frenchmans West LMZ

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR COCO Frenchmans West LMZ . Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jun 2018, 6.00am to Fri 6 Jul 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jun 2018, 2.37pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir Coastal walk partial closure

A section of the Yuraygir Coastal walk (trails and beaches) between Angourie/Mara Creek day use areas and Lake Arragan campground will be closed for approximately 4 hours between Monday 18 June 2018 and Friday 6 July 2018.

The closure is to carry out the treatment of bitou bush infestations on coastal dunes. NPWS officers will be onsite to advise of the closure on the day, and once the operation has been completed.

Specific dates will be supplied as weather and other variables are assessed. All NPWS coastal campgrounds will remain open during this period. 

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS clarence area office on (02) 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 14 May 2018, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 May 2018, 4.09pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial wild dog program – New England Escarpment

A 1080 aerial wild dog baiting program will run in this nature reserve or park from Thursday 17 May to Thursday 14 June 2018 with the Local Land Services. 1080 baits will be laid across specific areas of the reserve. 1080 poison may be harmful to domestic animals. Please do not not handle or disturb any baits.

Domestic animals are not permitted in national parks, nature reserves or karst conservation areas at any time. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on (02) 6657 2309.

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Applies from Tue 17 Apr 2018, 12.35pm to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 May 2018, 5.32pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in cooperation with Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Forestry Corporation of NSW advises they will be carrying out 1080 poison aerial and ground baiting for fox and wild dog control. The baiting began on Tuesday 13 March and will be completed by Saturday 30 June 2018.

Baits containing 1080 poison will be deployed to reduce dog and fox numbers. The baits will be strategically deployed in areas of Guy Fawkes River National Park and Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve.

The operation will take place within the following wild dog areas:

  • Red Range/Pinkett
  • Wongwibinda
  • Hernani

The program is part of an integrated regional pest management strategy.

1080 baits pose a high risk to domestic dogs. Keep all domestic dogs under control and away from baiting areas at all times. Signs will be erected at the entrance to areas where baiting is occurring. 

Baiting programs are carried out in conjunction with ongoing ground and aerial baiting, trapping and shooting programs. The baiting aims to protect neighbouring stock from the impact of predation by these species. For more information, phone the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 15 Mar 2018, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Mar 2018, 12.32pm

Safety alerts: Wild pigs - take care

Pig activity is currently high in Bundjalung National Park. If you see any pigs please call NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on (02) 6627 0200. If possible, let us know the date, time and where you saw any pigs.

Please note: Pigs can carry serious diseases, which can spread to humans. Do not touch pigs, soil or water where pigs have been foraging. Do not use water from any creeks in the park.

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Applies from Mon 12 Feb 2018, 1.14pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Feb 2018, 10.56am

Other incidents: Sandon River boat crossing unavailable

The self-service Sandon River boat crossing is currently unavailable due to boat servicing requirements. If you're planning on using Yuraygir Coastal walk, please make your own arrangements to cross the Sandon River. NPWS apologises for any inconvenience.

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Applies from Thu 22 Jun 2017, 8.41am to Sat 30 Jun 2018, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Jun 2018, 10.54am

Other planned events: 1080 fox control baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting an ongoing fox control program using 1080 baiting in coastal areas of Yuraygir National Park. This feral animal control work is part of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species conservation program aimed at protecting threatened shorebird species. All baited areas are signposted. For further information contact NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500. 

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Applies from Wed 12 Apr 2017, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11.15am

Other planned events: Yuraygir Coastal walk river crossing contacts

Yuraygir Coastal Walk river crossing contact details have changed.  The current details are as follows:

  • The Wooli river crossing call 0439 409 909 
  • The Sandon river crossing call 0266411500
  • The Corindi/Red Rock river crossing call (02) 6649 2730.  

For further information please contact 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 Sun 19 Mar 2017, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Jun 2017, 10.02am

Closed areas: Pedestrian beach access track closed

Some areas of this park are temporarily closed due to storm damage until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Closed areas are:

  • Pedestrian access track to beach near Black Rocks near Site 8 in Black Rocks campground

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2015, 12.05pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2016, 9.22am

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 Tue 1 Sep 2015, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 12.55pm

Other incidents: Black Rocks campground - aircraft noise

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground. The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information.

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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 Fri 28 Nov 2014, 11.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Jul 2016, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Closure Gamma Garra pedestrian bridge

Gumma Garra pedestrian bridge is closed due to safety issues until further notice. The walking tracks at Gumma Garra will not be accessible until the bridge is repaired. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on (02) 6627 0200 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: Mon 29 Aug 2016, 1.01pm

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 an annual pass.
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Emergency services

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Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary