What’s on during the upcoming school holidays.
What’s on during the upcoming school holidays.

Discover what's inside Yuraygir

THE CLARENCE Valley has the State's longest strip of untouched coastline.

Yuraygir National Park is one of the region's true gems and local park rangers will be hosting tours and activities for children in different locations throughout the park to help ensure the next generation has an appreciation of nature.

"The events are intended to showcase our national parks and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage they preserve," said National Parks spokeswoman Sharon Lehman.

"It is also a great opportunity to let the public see what we do."

One of the tours will be local ranger Dave McFarlane showing how he traps feral animals at the Pebbly Beach crossing.

"Children love that tour because Dave has lots of skulls to show the kids," said Ms Lehman.

"He also shows them other ways he can track the animals."

Yuraygir National Park is widely recognised as one of the most biodiverse areas on the eastern seaboard.

It ranges from isolated beaches, to rocky headlands, forests, heaths and wetlands.

It is also home to many protected species of fauna, flora and bird life, including the coastal emu.

Most of the events are centred around the Pebbly Beach campground where families can camp in the middle of the park, surrounded by natural landscape on all sides.

National Parks staff work all year round spraying weeds and ridding the park of feral animals to ensure it remains native and pristine for all future generations.

"Our people are our out there 12 months of the year and it is great to enable the community to take the chance to celebrate what they do," said Ms Lehman.



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