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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: The walk is 1-2m wide and gravel for roughly two-thirds of the track. It then becomes hard-packed ground in the northern part of the walk.

Other barriers

Pinch points: There may be points where the track narrows due to rocks, tree roots and plants.

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, halfway along Iluka Bluff Road, including 1 accessible parking spot. 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.


    There's an ambulant toilet at Iluka Bluff picnic area where the walk ends.

    Seats and resting points

    There's a timber bench around a fifth of the way along the track if starting from Long Street.

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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

    Iluka Rainforest walking track is flat and step-free, with some accessible facilities:

    • There's an accessible parking spot haflway along Iluka Bluff Road
    • There's a bench seat where you can rest around a fifth of the way along the track (if starting the walk from Long Road)
    • There's an ambulant (but not wheelchair-accessible) toilet at Iluka Bluff picnic area where this walk ends

    There are some parts of the walk where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

    • There are points where the track may narrow due to rocks, tree roots and plants
    • Assistance may be required on the hard-packed ground and gravel surface of the track



    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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