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Woody Head campground

Bundjalung National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Woody Head campground.

Getting there and parking

Woody Head campground is in the Iluka precinct of Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • From the north, take Iluka Road turnoff, 72km south of Ballina on Pacific Highway.
  • From the south, take Iluka Road turn off, 56km north of Grafton.
  • Drive along Illuka Road, through Woombah, over the Esk River Bridge for 13km, then follow the signs to Bundjalung National Park and Woody Head campground 

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Woody Head campground, including designated disabled spots.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bundjalung National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Head to Iluka Bluff for a spectacular coastal view of the park, beaches and the mouth of the river – keep your eyes peeled for whales on their return migration.

Winter

Escape to the wintersun for a family camping holiday, it should still be warm enough for a swim so remember to bring your cozzie.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

42.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

12°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded

2.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

Between January and March

Driest month

Between August and October

Facilities

  • All campsites at Woody Head campground are unpowered.
  • Campsites are marked and suitable for caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents.
  • Firewood and ice are available at the Woody Head office.
  • Please bring all supplies with you or you can purchase additional items in Iluka.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

Visitors are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Boat ramp

Carpark

Drinking water

  • Town water is available.

Public phone

  • There is a Telstra pay phone near Woody Head office.

Showers

$1 coin for 4 minutes of hot water.

  • Hot showers
  • Cold showers

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS.

Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Designated disabled parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Pathways are wide and relatively flat

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

  • Amplified music is not permitted.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Gathering firewood

Generators

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Park info

Picnic table overlooking the water. Photo: Rob Cleary