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Iluka Bluff picnic area

Bundjalung National Park

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Iluka Bluff picnic area is near Iluka Bluff lookout and Woody Head campground. Near Iluka, it’s a great place for a snack before you head out for a rainforest walk, fishing session or ocean swim.

Set in a tropical paradise, Iluka Bluff is an important Yaegl Aboriginal site. Iluka Bluff picnic area is perfect for a day out with the family and a popular spot for weddings.

From the carpark, walk just 100m north past pandanus palms to reach the pristine white sands of Bluff Beach. This relatively sheltered beach offers some protection from waves and is the only local beach patrolled by surf lifesavers during peak summer holiday season. It’s a lovely spot for ballgames or simply lazing on your beach towel.

Be sure to take care if you’re rock fishing in this area. If you want to stretch your legs and explore Iluka Nature Reserve, try Iluka Rainforest walking track.


  • Iluka Bluff lookout, Bundjalung National Park. Photo © Rob Cleary

    Iluka Bluff lookout

    Stay as long as you like to enjoy the views at Iluka Bluff lookout, near Yamba. Not only is it an excellent whale watching spot, it’s also a great place to picnic.

  • Forest path, Iluka Nature Reserve

    Iluka Rainforest walking track

    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.

  • Aerial view of Woody Head campground and adjoining beach, Bundjalung National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Woody Head campground

    Woody Head campground is one of the best places for a weekend getaway camping by the beach. Bring your caravan, camper trailer or tent and don’t forget your fishing rod.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.