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Iluka Nature Reserve

Overview

Spectacular views, great birdwatching, and plenty of water activities, including surfing, swimming, snorkelling, and whale watching, make Iluka Nature Reserve perfect for a day trip 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.

Experience the peaceful rainforest as you stroll under tall canopy along Iluka Rainforest walking track. This is part of the largest remaining stand of littoral 'by the sea' rainforest in NSW, and supports over 140 bird species, and a variety of plants. 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?

With so much to do, why not camp or book a cottage at neighbouring Bundjalung National Park, to make the most of your visit.

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.

 

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Creeper fig hero, Iluka Nature Reserve