Getting To Central Yuraygir

If your preferred walk is based in Central Yuraygir, you may need to get to the region by the night before the first walking day (specific arrival requirements are described for each walk). There are three main travel options (see details below map):

  1. Drive in a private vehicle, or from a nearby airport with a hire car.
  2. Travel to Grafton by (a) train or (b) bus, and we can pick you up at no extra cost.
  3. Fly to one of three regional airports and arrange further transit from there (some further pick up costs may apply).

 

 

1: Drive 

If you intend driving your car, or wish to hire a vehicle from a regional airport (see 3 below), you can drive all the way to Minnie Water or Wooli (depending on your accommodation arrangements) where you will be able to safely leave your vehicle for the duration of the tour. Driving to the Minnie Water area takes approximately 3.5 hours from Brisbane, or 3.0 hours from the Gold Coast.

2(a): Train to Grafton

Travelling from South

XPT Trains between Sydney and Grafton operate daily:

  • Depart Sydney Central Station on a Sunday at 7:11 AM arriving Grafton at 5:12 PM (10 hrs).
  • Depart Grafton on a Friday at 9:53 AM arriving Sydney at 8:12 PM (10 hrs).

Check NSW TrainLink for updated details and bookings.

Travelling from North

Unfortunately there are no suitable train options if travelling from or to north of NSW. However, driving to Minnie Water takes approximately 3.5 hours from Brisbane, or 3 hours from the Gold Coast.

2(b): Bus to Grafton

Travelling from South

Greyhound Coaches operate a service to and from Grafton at suitable times on the Sunday and Friday respectively to towns to the north of Grafton into Brisbane.

Travelling from North

Unfortunately at this time there are no services known to stop at an appropriate arrival or departure time for travel from or to the north of Grafton. However, driving to Minnie Water/Wooli takes approximately 3.5 hours from Brisbane, or 3 hours from the Gold Coast.

3: Fly to a Regional Airport

Transit costs

There are three regional airports at varying distances from Central Yuraygir. Depending on where you fly into, there are additional time and cost considerations to be aware of related to further transit: increasing distances mean increasing travel time and associated transit costs, some of which we need to recover. You therefore may wish to prioritize and organise travel plans with regard to airport proximity and transit costs where possible.

Grafton

Located 40km from Minnie Water/Wooli. Regional Express (REX) Airlines currently provide afternoon flights to Grafton (arriving at about 4:30pm, subject to change – see current flight timetables). Pickup/transit options: We can pick you up at no additional cost.

Coffs Harbour 

1.25 hours to the south of Minnie Water. There are several daily flights (QANTAS, Virgin, TigerAir – see current flight timetables). Pickup/transit options: We can pick up from Coffs Harbour Airport (or town) at a cost of $30/head with a minimum of 4 passengers, $40/head with a minimum of 2 passengers, or $65 for a single individual. We can advise if there are other passengers on the same flight. 

Ballina/Byron

1.25 hrs north of Yamba, 2 hours north of Minnie Water. There are several daily flights (Jetstar, REX, QANTAS or Virgin – see current flight information). Pickup/transit options: We can pick up from Ballina Airport for $50/head with a minimum of 4 passengers, $60/head with a minimum of 2 passengers, or $100 for a single individual. We can advise if there are other passengers on the same flight. 

Depending on the size of the group travelling together, it may be economical to hire a vehicle at Ballina or Coffs Harbour Airports and drive to Minnie Water, returning the vehicle at the end of the tour.

WE RECOMMEND:

  • Fly into Grafton airport if possible on the afternoon before your walk (depending on your accommodation arrangements – specific arrival requirements are described for each walk)
  • Arrange to travel with your group wherever possible and,
  • Tell us your travel plans as early as possible or discuss with us what others might be doing to help us to maximise group travel.

 

 YOUR RETURN JOURNEY

We will return you to Grafton town centre, train station or airport, or to Coffs Harbour Airport without additional cost on the morning of your departure day. If you are returning home via to Ballina-Byron Airport, we will transport you to Yamba/Maclean where we can organise a commercial pick up for you with Yamba Airport Shuttle.