Boorkoom is a campground in the central part of coastal Yuraygir National Park in New South Wales. The Yuraygir National Park is the largest coastal national park in NSW and has multiple sections to enter it from. Boorkoom is in the middle part of the national park between Sandon River and Wooli. Just north of Boorkoom is Diggers Camp, named because a gold mine operated there in the 1800s.
The Yuraygir Coastal Walk is a 65km walk running along the full length of Yuraygir National Park. Boorkoom sits between Sandon River and Wooli River which need a boat to cross or have transport arranged to get around the rivers.
From Boorkoom, the coastal walk can be done south to Wooli and north to Illaroo . Wooli to Illaroo is a 14km and is hour section one-way. It can be done as two return walks from Boorkoom, however, be aware the walk to Illaroo is longer and will likely be more than 5 hours return. Wooli is 6.7km walk one-way.
Of course, you don’t need to walk the whole way and you can do the Wilsons Headland circuit via the Boorkoom link for a 1.7km 1-hour return walk, or to Wilsons Headland Picnic Area for a 2.5km one-way walk taking about 1.5 hours and venturing passed Bare Point and WIlsons Head. Both of these walks are an easy grade 2 walk.
Walking along the headlands offers beautiful views across the ocean. We saw whales during the trip away but it was overcast and had started raining while we were at Boorkoom and Wilsons Head Picnic Area. With better weather, it is a great location for spotting whales.
Access to the water is at the bottom of the Boorkoom campground, right at your doorstep so to speak, depending on where to set your campsite at it. Boorkoom is high on the headland so you need to walk down a few stairs to get to the water. There is some sand but there is no beach as such. Mostly it is rocks which are poking through the sand and the rocky headlands. Depending on the tide you could go around the northern headland to Diggers Camp where there is a sandy beach.
The campground is small with undesignated campsites. Facilities include long-drop toilets, BBQs, and picnic tables. A fair bit of the ground is on a slope so picking the right campsite is needed to ensure you are not sleeping on a lean. It is smaller than Illaroo and more secluded.
A vehicle permit is required to access any part of Yuraygir National Park, even if you are only visiting for the day. If you are staying, camping fees are in addition to the vehicle permit.
To get there:
Take the Wooli exit from the Pacific Hwy