Nestled between Coffs Harbour and Yamba on the NSW north coast, Yuraygir National Park protects a vibrant, pristine parcel of coastal bushland that’s irresistible to those in the know.
While this coastal enclave slips a little lower under the radar than the big name holiday hotspots just further north, it certainly lacks none of their charm.
The park is a patchwork of 4WD tracks that ensures offroad enthusiasts endless hours of entertainment, and boasts a handful of the most glorious campsites on the east coast.
The water is warm most of the year, so whether you prefer to paddle out for an uncrowded surf, cast a line from the ocean rocks or cool off away from the crowds, Yuraygir has got you covered.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING: There’s a network of tracks and dusty logging trails that link the coastal sector of the park with the Pacific Highway, but the most memorable driving is along the beach run that links the tucked away hamlet of Sandon River with Pebbly Beach.
FISHING: Whiting, bream and dusky flathead can be caught from all of Yuraygir’s beaches year round, with the best results often yielding to those anglers fishing locally sourced pippi and beach worm baits.
Big mulloway can be successfully targeted from the beaches and rocky headlands with slabs of tailor and large soft plastic lures.
LOCATION: The park stretches from Angourie, just outside of Yamba, south for 65km to Red Rock, just to the north of Coffs Harbour.
CAMPING is available within the park at Pebbly Beach, Red Cliffs, Boorkoom, Sandon River and Illaroo campgrounds. Picnic tables, toilets and barbeques are available and camping fees of $12 per adult per night and $6 per child per night apply.
FUEL is available at Yamba, Maclean and Grafton.
MORE INFO is available at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au