Yuraygir National Park

60 kilometres of striking cliffs, rocky headlands, isolated beaches and quiet lake systems, set against a backdrop of forests, heaths, estuaries and wetlands, make Yuraygir the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in NSW.

 

Getting there

This park is near...
Yamba (6 km, 10 minutes)
Maclean (20 km, 20 minutes)
Grafton (39 km, 45 minutes)
Coffs Harbour (42 km, 60 minutes)

 

Best access routes
From Grafton head south on the Pacific Highway for 10 kilometres to the Wooli and Minnie Water turnoff. At the T-intersection 25 kilometres in, 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.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

From Coffs Harbour travel north on the Pacific Highway for 43 kilometres, then turn right onto the Barcoongere Forest Way. It's 13 kilometres from the highway to the Station Creek Camping Area.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

From Maclean take the Brooms Head Road through Gulmarrad. After 19 kilometres turn left to get to the camping areas at Lake Arragan, Red Cliff and Grey Cliff. Turn right off Brooms Head Road and travel along the Sandon Road for 9 kilometres to get to the Sandon River Camping Area.
Road quality: unpaved sections

 

Facilities & things to do
>>Walking tracks
>>Wheelchair facilities
>>Car touring
>>Canoeing & boating
>>Swimming
>>Fishing
>>Picnics & barbecues
>>Lookouts
>>Camping grounds
>>Snorkelling and scuba-diving

 

Natural environment

Native plant communitiest
>>Rainforests
>>Eucalypt forests
>>Heathlands
>>Bogs/swamps

Native animalst
>>Reptiles and amphibians
>>Invertebrates
>>Birds
>>Mammals

 

Culture & history

 

History in the park
The park area since colonisation
European settlement since the mid 19th century has left little evidence on the park landscape. Intensive mineral sand mining occurred for many years along the coastline. Other uses included cattle grazing, fishing and recreation.
Areas such as Sandon village and Wooli have been popular holiday spots for people in Grafton over several generations.

History of the park
Yuraygir National Park was established in 1980, incorporating the former Angourie and Red Rock national parks, which were reserved in 1975.

 

A number of former agricultural properties have been purchased and added to the park, with revegetation work carried out in some areas.

 

A large area of former cane farming land was restored by the former Soil Conservation Service under contract to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 


 

Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of  The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service

 

 

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