B.integrifolia.JPG (41475 bytes)Yuraygir National Park: Protects at least 60 kilometres of northern New South Wale’s coastline. The Park has an area of 31,000 hectares and is situated north of Coffs Harbour and south of Yamba. Yuraygir National Park has the lot. Rocky headlands, cliffs, isolated beaches and lake systems are all protected in the Park. Visitors may access forests, heaths, wetland and estuaries. A long coastal walk extends from the northern section of the Park, at Angourie, to Lake Arragan in the central section. Spectacular coastal scenery greets walkers along this track.

Access to the northern section is from Yamba and through Angourie. The central section may be accessed from the Pacific highway via Wooli Road and Minnie Water. Entry to the southern section is through Barcoongere State Forest via 17 kilometres of unsealed road. This road may be closed in very wet weather.

Yuraygir National Park abounds in picnic and camping areas. The Park is indeed a jewel in the National Park estate of New South Wales.

The coastal form of Banksia integrifolia is illustrated. This species is widespread throughout the Park, particularly on the coastal walk.


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