Yuraygir National Park
What we're doing
Park management activities
Yuraygir National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:
Yuraygir National Park is committed to upholding biodiversity and does this by protecting rare, vulnerable, threatened and endangered species. Cooperative conservation programs are regularly carried out in this park, and include surveying, data collection on species distribution and population, weed control activities and systematic fire ecology inventories. Local community groups are regularly engaged in conservation efforts.
There are fewer than 200 pied oystercatcher breeding pairs estimated in NSW, as this endangered species faces multiple threats. The pied oystercatcher conservation project aims to keep predator numbers low, protect its habitat, reduce recreational impact, and install signage at major nesting sites.
Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats
Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Yuraygir National Park. NPWS carries out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds as well pest reduction of foxes, wild dogs, cane toads and bitou bush to protect biodiversity in this park.
Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out wild dog pest control, we aim to minimise the impact that they have on livestock and domestic pets, while maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.
Developing visitor facilities and experiences
NPWS works to promote positive experiences in NSW national parks. To ensure visitor safety, comfort and enjoyment, all facilities in Yuraygir National Park are regularly maintained, upgraded or developed as required. The park regularly reviews its processes and systems, implementing new ideas and technologies as appropriate to ensure ease of access and optimal visitor experiences. Maintenance programs are ongoing.
Conserving our Aboriginal culture
NPWS works cooperatively with local Aboriginal communities. Ongoing programs are in place to support this relationship in Yuraygir National Park, with continuing efforts to preserve the park’s cultural values for future generations.
- 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 a pass
02 6641 1500
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460
- Grafton office
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Valuable conservation work is being done in our national parks through the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission to care for Australia’s native plants, animals and cultural heritage.