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Back Beach picnic area

Bundjalung National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Back Beach picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Back Beach picnic area is in the Iluka area of Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • From Pacific Highway take the Iluka Road turnoff, and follow for 14km
  • Turn left on Back Beach Road, around 200m past Woody Head Road
  • Continue 400m to Back Beach picnic area carpark

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available next to Back Beach picnic area in hard-packed ground and gravel carparks.

By bike

Back Beach picnic area is accessible by bike from Woody Head campground and Iluka.



There's an ambulant toilet at the picnic area.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables


Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over flat grass to reach the facilities.

There's a soft sand track to the beach

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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.

Back Beach is not patrolled, so please take care in and around 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).


Disability access level - medium

Back Beach picnic area is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. People with reduced mobility may need assistance to cross over the flat grass and soft sand surfaces to reach the facilities.

The toilet at the picnic area is ambulant and has a handrail, but it doesn't have space for a wheelchair.



Cycling is permitted on public roads at and around the picnic area.


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


Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Bring a gas or liquid fuel stove if you intend to cook, as wood and other solid fuel fires are not permitted at Back Beach picnic area.


Camping is not permitted at the picnic area or on Back Beach. You can camp or book accommodation at Woody Head, 2mins drive to the west of the picnic area.

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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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