Iluka Nature Reserve
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.
Read more about Iluka Nature Reserve
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
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...
Subscribe to our Naturescapes e-newsletter which is packed with the latest information, experiences and events in NSW national parks. Your next park adventure starts here.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, with NSW National Parks. Enjoy guided tours, walks, waterfalls, scenic drives, and accommodation surrounded by ancient landscapes.
- in the North Coast region
Iluka Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6641 1500
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Level 4, 49 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460
- Grafton office