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Woody Head cottages and cabins

Bundjalung National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Woody Head cottages and cabins.

Getting there and parking

Woody Head cottages and cabins are in Woody Head campground in 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 is available at your cottage or cabin.

Best times to visit

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


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.


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


20°C and 26°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


12°C and 21°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

Between January and March

Driest month

Between August and October


  • There are 5 cottages and 2 cabins.
  • All cottages and cabins are fully furnished, and include gas stove/oven, fridge, kettle and crockery/cutlery.
  • Some cottages and cabins have private bathroom amenities and/or a television.
  • A list of all facilities in your cottage or cabin will be provided in your booking confirmation.
  • There's no DVD, stereo, heating or laundry facilities.
  • Guests can also use the facilities available in Woody Head campground.
  • Hammonds Cottage: Sleeps up to 6 guests. Two bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single bunk bed. No bathroom facilities.
  • Cabins 2A and 2B: Sleep up to 4 guests each. Each has 1 bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x single bunk bed. No bathroom facilities.
  • Cottage 3: Sleeps up to 4 guests. One bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x single bunk bed. 1 bathroom.
  • Cottages 4 and 5: Sleep up to 5 guests each. Each has 2 bedrooms: 1 x queen, 1 x double, 1 x single bed. Each has bathroom facilities and a television.
  • Cottage 6: Sleeps up to 5 guests. Two bedrooms: 1 x queen, 1 x double, 1 x single bed. There is a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and a television.
  • Please ensure you leave your cottage/cabin clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items.


2 amenity blocks with hot showers ($1 coin for 4 minutes) and flush toilets are located close to the cottages and cabins.


There's a kiosk nearby at Woody Head campground.

Drinking water

Town drinking water is available in all cottages and cabins.


Showers in amenities block are $1 for 4 minutes.

Electric power

All cottages and cabins have power.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

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

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.


Disability access level - medium

  • Hammonds Cottage: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cabin 2A: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cabin 2B: Cabin 2B is wheelchair-accessible; assistance may be required to access the cabin. There are no private bathroom facilities. Guests can use the nearby wheelchair-accessible amenity blocks.
  • Cottage 3: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cottage 4: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cottage 5: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cottage 6: There is ramp access and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.


  • Please be considerate of others and keep noise to a reasonable level at all times. Minimum noise levels apply from 10pm to 7am.
  • Amplified music is not permitted.



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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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