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Yuraygir National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Grafton:

    • Drive south on the Pacific Highway for 10km, then take the Wooli and Minnie Water turnoff.
    • Continue for 25km then, at the T-intersection, turn left to Minnie Water to get to Illaroo camping area, or right to Wooli.
    • From Wooli Road, turn left onto Diggers Camp Road to get to the Boorkoom camping area and Wilsons Headland picnic area.

    From Maclean:

    • Take Brooms Head Road through Gulmarrad
    • After 19km, turn left to reach the campgrounds at Lake Arragan, Red Cliff and Grey Cliff
    • Turn right off Brooms Head Road and travel along the Sandon Road for 9km to get to the Sandon River camping area

    From Coffs Harbour:

    From Coffs Harbour, travel north on the Pacific Highway for 49km, then turn right onto McPhillips Road. Its about 12km from the Highway to Station Creek Campground.

    Park entry points


    By bike

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

    Best times to visit

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


    Autumn is the perfect time of year to go beach fishing along the park's coastline.


    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.


    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.


    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.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    20°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    9°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    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.

    The cliffs at Lake Arragan and Red Cliff are unstable and pose a high safety risk. Don't stand or sit on the rock and don’t go near or underneath cliff edges. Stay well back from cliff edges and always supervise children.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Yuraygir National Park


    Nearby towns

    Wooli (15 km)

    Yuraygir National Park protects the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline (60km) in NSW. Coastal hideaways worth exploring include Wooli, Minnie Waters and Brooms Head.

    Grafton (35 km)

    Grafton is a gracious, historic city in the Clarence Valley farming district. It's situated on the broad Clarence River and surrounded by river flats.

    Yamba (36 km)

    Yamba is a bustling holiday resort with a large fishing fleet. It's built around a headland at the mouth of the Clarence River.