Bundjalung National Park

Bundjalung National Park is located 105km south of Byron Bay. The region boasts appealing beaches, attractive headlands, World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest and the seaside fishing village of Iluka. The park offers swimming, surfing, fishing and bushwalking and can easily be explored in a day or why not camp for a while and enjoy the quiet and peaceful coastline.

The southern access road just north of Chatsworth is Iluka Road and this leads to the coastal beaches, camp grounds and Iluka village at the mouth of the Clarence River some 18km on. Park entry fees of $7 per vehicle per day apply and can be purchased at the self registration stations.

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Shark Bay at the southern end of Ten Mile Beach allows four-wheel drive access north along the beach to Black Rocks Camp Ground, which is nestled behind the sand dunes, has toilet facilities and is suitable for all camping set ups. Alternative 2wd access is 15km in via Gap Rd at the northern park entrance just south of Woodburn.

Woody Head Camping Area is a managed camp ground with grassy camp sites suitable for tents and vans. Camp fees are payable at the Woody Head Kiosk, amenities are provided for your convenience and boat launching is permitted here. Note Woody Head is the only water provision in Bundjalung National Park.

Back Beach is south of Woody Head and is bordered by picturesque rocky headland either side. The beautiful beach is a day use area with picnic and toilet facilities.

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Frazers Reef is part of Bluffs Beach and offers fishing opportunities from the northern rocky outcrop. When fishing from rocks be aware of the swell and never stand too close to the edge, consider using safety gear and be extra cautious.

Bluff Beach is the big bay stretching north of bluff lookout and is another good fishing and surfing beach. The Bluff Lookout is 150 metre walk from the car park and provides magnificent panoramic views of Bluff Beach to the north and Iluka Beach and Yamba to the south.

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Iluka Beach at the southern end of the Iluka Peninsula is just beautiful and the most popular surf spot is here off the northern breakwater wall. Four-wheel drive beach access is permitted here and fishermen often throw a line in the channel. Enjoy the pleasant views across the channel to Yamba.

Iluka village is nestled on the mouth of the Clarence River. The carefree fishing community is a quiet and peaceful location with 3 camp grounds to choose from, including Anchorage Caravan Park, Iluka Riverside Tourist Park and Iluka Clarence Head Caravan Park. The township also has adequate shopping facilities to accommodate visiting tourists.

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Iluka Nature Reserve, accessible via Long St, contains World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest. A 2.5km walking trail through the coastal rainforest ends at Bluff Lookout Picnic Area. The 5km return walk can alternatively be along Iluka Beach.

The Bundjalung and Iluka region is delightfully scenic and the perfect escape from the bustling tourist destinations to get in some serious fishing, surfing or sun.


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