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Iluka Nature Reserve


Spectacular views, splendid birdwatching, and an array of water activities – from surfing, swimming, snorkelling to whale watching - make Iluka Nature Reserve perfect for a school excusion or weekend retreat.

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Located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Iluka Nature Reserve is a gateway to stunning coastline and World Heritage-listed rainforest. It’s 136ha in size, but packed with natural wonders to discover.

Wander under the tall canopy and experience the peaceful rainforest for yourself on the Iluka Rainforest walking track. With over 140 bird species in the area, Iluka is a very popular destination for avid birdwatchers and walkers alike.

Head to Iluka Bluff for spectacular views, a picnic by the beach and a chance to spot migrating whales heading north during the winter months. While you’re there, why not enjoy fishing and swimming by the beach and snorkelling around the rocky coastline?

Highlights in this park

  • 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 Natio...


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is an innovative conservation program in NSW. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years.

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


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Creeper fig hero, Iluka Nature Reserve