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Iluka Rainforest walking track

North Coast

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Iluka Rainforest walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.6km one-way


30min - 1hr 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required




No steps

Quality of path

Formed track

Getting there and parking

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    Iluka Rainforest Walk starts from the corner of Long and Crown streets in the township of Iluka. You can also start the track from the Iluka Bluff carpark, which is approximately 500m off Iluka Road on an unsealed road, just near the golf course.


    Parking is available at Iluka Rainforest Walking Track, including several designated disabled spots. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Iluka Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


    A great time to for a bit of beach fishing as the travelling winter species move closer to the shore.


    Experience the spring fragrances of the rainforest and the diversity of local birdlife.


    Head straight to Iluka Bluff and immerse yourself in the glistening waters - water activities like swimming, snorkelling and surfing await you.


    Take in the panoramic views from Iluka Bluff and keep your eyes out for whales migrating north along the coast.

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    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    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 - hard

    Assistance may be required to access some sections of the walk.



    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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