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Woody Head cottages and cabins

Bundjalung National Park

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

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.

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

  • 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.
  • You’ll need to bring your own linen, towels and blankets.
  • 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: Sleeps up to 5 guests each. Each has 1 bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x single bunk bed with trundle. No bathroom facilities.
  • Cottage 3: Sleeps up to 4 guests. One bedroom: 1 x double, 1 x single bunk bed. There is a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.
  • Cottages 4 and 5: Sleeps up to 6 guests each. Each has 2 bedrooms: 1 x queen, 1 x double, 1 x single bunk bed. Each has bathroom facilities and a television.
  • Cottage 6: Sleeps up to 6 guests. Two bedrooms: 1 x queen, 1 x double, 1 x single bunk 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.

Amenities

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

Drinking water

  • Town drinking water is available in all cottages and cabins.

Showers

  • 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 + 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.

Accessibility

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: There is ramp access and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.
  • Cottage 4: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cottage 5: Not wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cottage 6: There is ramp access and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.

Prohibited

  • Amplified music is not permitted.

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

Cabin 4, Woody Head Cottages and Cabins, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: M Fletcher