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Yuraygir National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 22 February 2019, 4.38pm

Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 4.38pm.

Closed areas: Paperbarks section of Lake Arragan campground closed

The Paperbarks section of Lake Arragan campground is closed, due to Tropical Cyclone Oma. The area may be affected by big seas, king tides and high winds. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.53pm.

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach campground closure - Cyclone Oma

Pebbly Beach campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019. This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore and beach, and potentially directly damage the campground.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. NSW National Parks apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 1.45pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.09pm.

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed - Tropical Cyclone Oma

Shelley Head campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.

This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore, and potentially directly damage the campground

NSW National Parks apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 10.10am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.08pm.

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk closure - Tropical Cyclone Oma

Yuraygir coastal walk in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019. This is because sea conditions and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to increasingly impact the walking trail over the weekend.

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

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 11.16am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 12.44pm.

Closed areas: Sandon River campground closure - Cyclone Oma

Sandon River campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.
This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore and beach, and potentially directly damage the campground.

Visitors who have booked sites at Sandon River campground can move their booking to future available dates or receive a full refund. To do this, please call 13000 PARKS (72757) or email parks.info@environment.nsw.gov.au. The 13000 Parks line is available 7 days a week.

The NPWS apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause.

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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: 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 Sun 27 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 7.29pm

Fires - Advice: Mt Sugarloaf

There is a fire in this park called Mt Sugarloaf. 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 Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.19pm to Mon 25 Feb 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Bongil picnic area closed

Bongil picnic area is closed from 3pm on Friday 22 February until at least 8am on Monday 25 February 2019 due to strong winds and the risk of falling trees and tree limbs. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 1.20pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Paperbarks section of Lake Arragan campground closed

The Paperbarks section of Lake Arragan campground is closed, due to Tropical Cyclone Oma. The area may be affected by big seas, king tides and high winds. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please 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 Thu 21 Feb 2019, 5.29pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 10.44am

Closed areas: Bundjalung National Park and Iluka Nature Reserve - areas closed

Some areas in Bundjalung National Park and Iluka Nature Reserve are closed from 1pm on Friday 22 February to 1pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019. This is because of dangerous weather conditions and large swell associated with Cyclone Oma. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

The closed areas are:

  • Woody Head campground
  • Woody Head cabins, houses and cottages
  • Woody Head picnic area 
  • Shark Bay Beach and vehicle access to Shark Bay
  • Back Beach, Frazers Reef and Iluka Bluff roads and picnic areas
  • Iluka Nature Reserve rainforest walking track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6646 6134  or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.53pm

Closed areas: Pebbly Beach campground closure - Cyclone Oma

Pebbly Beach campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019. This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore and beach, and potentially directly damage the campground.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. NSW National Parks apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 10.00am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Closure of Richmond River area of Bundjalung National Park - Tropical Cyclone Oma

The northern section of Bundjalung National Park in the Richmond River area will be closed due to the forecast impacts of Tropical Cyclone Oma. This closure will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed.

All campgrounds in the Richmond River area have been closed as a precaution from 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019 until Wednesday 27 February 2019. Refunds or re-bookings will be available to all campers that have existing bookings at this campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 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 Thu 21 Feb 2019, 1.45pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 1.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Shelley Head campground closed - Tropical Cyclone Oma

Shelley Head campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.

This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore, and potentially directly damage the campground

NSW National Parks apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause. For more information, please call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 10.10am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 2.08pm

Closed areas: Yuraygir coastal walk closure - Tropical Cyclone Oma

Yuraygir coastal walk in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019. This is because sea conditions and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to increasingly impact the walking trail over the weekend.

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

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 11.16am to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Feb 2019, 12.44pm

Closed areas: Sandon River campground closure - Cyclone Oma

Sandon River campground in Yuraygir National Park will be closed to visitors from 1pm Friday 22 February 2019 until 1pm Wednesday 27 February 2019.
This is because large ocean swells and weather associated with Cyclone Oma are expected to impact the foreshore and beach, and potentially directly damage the campground.

Visitors who have booked sites at Sandon River campground can move their booking to future available dates or receive a full refund. To do this, please call 13000 PARKS (72757) or email parks.info@environment.nsw.gov.au. The 13000 Parks line is available 7 days a week.

The NPWS apologises for the inconvenience this closure will cause.

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Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Richmond River area park closures - Tropical Cyclone Oma

All parks and reserves in the Richmond River area will be closed due to the forecast impacts of Tropical Cyclone Oma. These closures will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed.

All campgrounds in the Richmond River area have been closed as a precaution from 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019 until Wednesday 27 February 2019. The closed campgrounds include Rummery Park, Black Rocks, Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds. Refunds or re-bookings will be available to all campers that have existing bookings at these campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call 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 Mon 11 Feb 2019, 8.00am to Mon 25 Mar 2019, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Feb 2019, 12.47pm

Closed areas: Woody Head area closed for construction and maintenance works

The Woody Head area in Bundjalung National Park is closed for construction and maintenance works from 4pm Sunday 17 March to 8.30am Monday 25 March 2019, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

The closed areas are:

  • Woody Head campground
  • Woody Head office and amenities
  • Woody Head picnic area
  • Woody Head cabins and cottages
  • Forest and Swamp houses

There will be no public access during this closure.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence north area office on 02 6641 1500 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 8 Feb 2019, 4.19pm to Fri 22 Mar 2019, 4.19pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Feb 2019, 4.57pm

Other planned events: Wild dog baiting in Cascade National Park and Dorrigo National Park

A 1080 wild dog control program is being conducted in Cascade National Park and Dorrigo National Park from Friday 8 February 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019. The 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats, and pet owners are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.

For more information, please call the NPWS Dorrigo office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Tue 22 Jan 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jan 2019, 6.23pm

Fires - Advice: Lardners Lookout

There is a fire in this park called Lardners Lookout. 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 Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 20 Dec 2018, 9.28am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 24 Jan 2019, 9.29am

Safety alerts: Flood damage

Significant rainfall has resulted in damage to Black Mountain Forest Road and The Junction Road. Please use caution when travelling on these roads. Flood debris has blocked access to the river at the Junction campground and the lower section of the campground.

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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 Thu 13 Sep 2018, 11.02am to Sun 30 Jun 2019, 10.53am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Oct 2018, 4.57pm

Closed areas: Toilet removed at Broadwater Beach picnic area

The toilet at Broadwater Beach picnic area has been removed due to extensive vandalism and will be replaced by June 2019. The picnic area and beach access remains open. 

For more information, please contact 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 Sat 1 Sep 2018, 11.54am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.55am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Oct 2018, 9.29am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program Moonee beach Nature Reserve

A 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in the Moonee beach area and park from Monday 10 September 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the Pied Oyster Catcher.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits. For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6657 2309.

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Applies from Sat 4 Aug 2018, 12.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jan 2019, 5.04pm

Closed areas: Walk behind Crystal Shower Falls closed

The walk behind Crystal Shower Falls (waterfall) is closed due to unstable rocks falling onto the walk track. The walk behind the waterfall will remain closed until further notice.

The Wonga Walk, including the Crystal Shower Falls suspension bridge, remains open to the public.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on (02) 6657 2309 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 27 Jul 2018, 2.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11.28am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Park users and residents in the Sawtell and Bundagen areas are advised that a 1080 fox baiting program is being conducted in Bongil Bongil National Park from Wednesday 1 August 2018 until Thursday 28 February 2019. This program is vitally important to the long-term survival of threatened and endangered shorebirds, such as the little tern.

Dogs are not permitted in NSW national parks. Non-target animals may be affected by 1080 baits. Ensure that dogs are not exposed to the risk of poison baits.

For further information call the NPWS Coffs Coast Area office on (02) 6652 0900.

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Applies from Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8.52am

Other planned events: Black Rocks campground - changed access from the Pacific Highway

Access to Black Rocks campground from the Pacific Highway via The Gap Road has changed.

The turnoff to The Gap Road has permanently closed as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade. Access to The Gap Road is now via Tuckombil Road, which runs parallel to the highway. 

The turnoff to Tuckombil Road is 2km south of the southern end of the town of Woodburn. Follow Tuckombil Road south for 1.8km, then turn left onto The Gap Road. Black Rocks campground is 20km south along The Gap Road. 

Please drive slowly along The Gap Road because it is unsealed.

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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: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

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: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

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: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.15pm

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: 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 an annual pass.
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Emergency services

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Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary