Iluka is both tucked-away and close-by at the same time, so its natural delights have been preserved in a quiet atmosphere.
Take some time to slow down …
If you love your seafood, you can’t go wrong in Iluka. Bring your bikes, boards, rods and enjoy all that Iluka has to offer.
Fishing has to top this list! With ocean and river access, Iluka is a fisherman’s mecca – for starters try Iluka Beach for some bream, tailor or flathead.
Experience the incredibly peaceful rainforest of the Iluka Nature Reserve. As you stroll through the littoral (coastal) rainforest, there’s no shortage of wildlife to be seen, heard, and appreciated.
Head out to the Iluka Bluff to catch the spectacular 360 – degree views out over the coast and inland rainforest. Pack some tasty sandwiches or pick up some lunch from town and enjoy a family picnic. See if you can spot some whales from the viewing platform.
Those in the know testify that nearby Woody Head campground is a perfect spot to take in the coast. With unspoilt golden beaches, rockpools, ocean views and bordering a national park; it really is special. Booking ahead is essential though.
The Bundjalung National Park is just another one of the Clarence Valley’s natural wonders not to be missed! It offers fishing, hiking, camping (at Woody Head and Black Rocks) and kayaking (along the Esk and Jerusalem Rivers).
But Iluka is not all about the kids, there are also great cafes, galleries and gift stores for mum to escape to as well. Dad, you’ll get great me-time as well, with great surf and fishing spots on your doorstep.