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Angophora grove walking track is a 1.2km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Yuraygir National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Angophora grove walking track is an easy stroll from Illaroo picnic area through bushland adorned with gracious old angophoras. These native Australian trees are also known as smooth-barked apples because European settlers thought they resembled apple trees. Despite being closely related to eucalypts, angophoras are actually part of the myrtle family. Tea tree, coastal cypress and coastal banksia are also part of this forest.
Bring along your binoculars as migrating humpback whales may be visible in season, and osprey and brahminy kites are common to the area.
The walk can be done as a return trip, or it can be linked with Rocky Point track, which offers scenic headland and beach views.
About the Region
Yuraygir National Park in the North Coast region
Yuraygir National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Angophora grove walking track is in the Minnie Water (central) section of Yuraygir National Park. To get there:Turn off Pacific Highway 10km south of Grafton at Wooli turn-offBefore reaching Wooli, turn left onto Minnie Water Road.At Minnie Water village, follow the signs to Illaroo campground. Parking Parking is available at Illaroo South picnic area.
The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
There is limited mobile reception in this park
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.