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Iluka Rainforest walking track

Iluka Nature Reserve


Iluka Rainforest walking track takes you on an easy stroll through lush rainforest. Unpack a picnic when you arrive at Iluka Bluff in Bundjalung National Park and enjoy stunning views and a swim.

Iluka Nature Reserve
2.6km one-way
Time suggested
30min - 1hr 30min
Grade 2
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Iluka Rainforest walking track may be closed in periods of extreme weather
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Suitable for all ages, this short walk takes you through Iluka Nature Reserve, offering a fantastic way to see the vibrant life of the rainforest up close.

As you leave the township of Iluka, it’s extraordinary how quickly you’re transported back in time in this ancient rainforest ecosystem. It’s no wonder it’s part of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests. You'll pass yet another beautiful, large strangler fig ahead, intertwined with ferns and vines as it reaches up towards the tall canopy overhead. If you walk quietly, you might see or hear the brightly coloured noisy pitta and the sharp crack of the whipbird.

After a leisurely stroll, you’ll arrive at Iluka Bluff lookout in Bundjalung National park. Bask in the panoramic views and bring binoculars; it's a great spot for picnicking and whale watching in the winter months. In the warmer months, why not have a swim or a snorkel by the beach before you head back to Iluka? 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Forest path hero, Iluka Nature Reserve