Yuraygir National Park
Yuraygir National Park is located along the coast between Yamba and Woolgoolga, some 130km south of Byron Bay. Various parts of the park are accessible from several different roads stemming from Pacific Hwy with only one way in and out for each.
In the northern section of the park is the internationally recognised Angourie Surfing Reserve, accessible via the town of Yamba. A 200 metre walk leads to the stunning headland beach and famous surf break.
Angourie is a gorgeous spot with attractive coastline. Spooky Beach is accessible via The Crescent and offers a scenic lookout and nice swim beach. Further down the road are Blue and Green Pools, naturally formed rock pools on the coast suitable for cooling off in whilst overlooking the ocean.
Brooms Head is accessible via Pacific Hwy near Maclean. The 23km access road takes you to this beautiful beach fringed with pines trees and a coastal camp ground overlooking the ocean. This location offers good swimming, great views and a magnificent headland lookout.
is 35km in off the highway southeast of Grafton.
The small beachside holiday village offers a peaceful getaway in a secluded location. Explore the pebbly beach or walk further northwards for a sandy patch to lay your towel. Views of the neighbouring beach can be seen from the northern headland. Minnie Water offers a caravan park with cabin accommodation, a general store and service station.
Illaroo camping and picnic area is situated on the coast in the national park just north of Minnie Water. The coastal camp sites overlook a beautiful beach and it appears a fabulous place to relax and unwind amongst nature. Gas barbeques, picnic shelters and toilets are provided here and camp fees apply.
Wooli is 17km south of Minnie Water via the same access road. The coastal community is larger than Minnie Water and has 2 caravan parks, bowling club, general store, newsagent, service station, takeaway food, fishing and diving charters and boat hire. The Wooli Breakwall is a popular fishing spot with plenty of creek and rock groyne to fish from, common catches being Flathead and Whiting. Wooli is another casual and tranquil beach location where you can set up camp for a while and relax.
Halfway Creek Free Camp is located on the Pacific Hwy 16km south of the Minnie Water/Wooli turnoff. The spacious unpowered camp ground behind the Shell Roadhouse is a great free camp. The popular 24 hour truck stop serves delicious meals, showers are available for a small fee, pets are welcome and the local kangaroos are friendly.
Red Rock is located off the highway just outside of the Yuraygir National Park. The picturesque foreshore on the Corindi River is a delightful spot to go canoeing or picnicking. The managed camp ground is just across the road and offers grassy camp sites. Beach access is over the sand dunes behind the camp ground and the prominent rock formation is of course “red rock”.
The Yuraygir National Park region offers some scenic and unpopulated coastline for those seeking a quiet and stress free break outdoors with nature. Park entry fees of $7 per vehicle per day and camping fees apply.
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