Yuraygir National Park and Yuraygir State Conservation Area Plan of Management

Yuraygir National Park and State Conservation Area are located on the north coast of New South Wales, less than an hour’s drive from Grafton, Maclean and Coffs Harbour. The park extends over 60 kilometres of coastline from Lake Wooloweyah, a tidal lake at the mouth of the Clarence River, to the Corindi River in the south.

1 October 2003
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 0-73107-663X
  • ID DECC20030808
  • File PDF 424KB
  • Pages 64
  • Name yuraygir-national-park-state-conservation-area-plan-of-management-030808.pdf

Yuraygir National Park and State Conservation Area are part of the traditional lands of the Gumbaingirr and Yaegl people.

This area, together with Bundjalung and Broadwater National Parks and Iluka Nature Reserve to the north, comprises a large conservation system that ranks in importance with only a handful of other conservation areas on the east coast of Australia. The park embraces one of the most scenically magnificent tracts of coastline on the east Australian seaboard. The main features of this coastline are its rocky headlands, sweeping beaches and diversity of natural environments which includes forests, heaths, freshwater streams, swamps, estuaries, coastal lagoons and lakes.

This plan of management emphasises the importance and purpose of management programs relating to the protection of natural and cultural heritage and the control of fire, weeds and feral animals. The plan also emphasises the importance of maintaining liaison with the local community, particularly neighbours of the park.

In particular, while ensuring the protection of life and property, priority is given to a reduction in the overall frequency of fire so as to provide for the rehabilitation of native vegetation communities that have become degraded from the too frequent occurrence of arson-lit wildfire during recent decades.

The plan provides for the protection of all Aboriginal cultural heritage values, and opportunities for the Aboriginal community to be involved in the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in the park.

A wide range of recreation and environmental education opportunities based on maintaining a pattern of high standard access roads, walking tracks and visitor facilities as well as remote area recreation settings will continue to be provided.

Opportunities for visitors to pursue recreation activities in the park in a quiet and restful natural setting will be protected. Recreation facilities will continue to be provided at sites along the park’s spectacular coastline.

Photo: Coastline Yuraygir National Park / N Cubbin/OEH