Located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Iluka is situated a 17 km drive off the Pacific Highway, 60 km north of Grafton and 76 km south of Ballina. Nestling idyllically on the northern mouth of the Clarence River, Iluka is surrounded by Bundjalung National Park, World Heritage listed Rainforest, the mighty Clarence River and the South Pacific Ocean.
The Clarence River Ferries operate a regular daily passenger ferry service between Yamba and Iluka. They offer Scenic River Cruises Wednesday & Friday to Harwood Island and Sunday we have a Live Music Cruise both are approximately a 30km round trip. A current timetable can be obtained from their website.
Fishing is Iluka’s claim to fame & the Clarence Head Caravan Park provides the perfect base with a boat ramp within 100m. Clarence Head Caravan Park is walking distance to the harbour & marina with safe access to some of the best reef fishing the east coast has to offer. For the land based fisho you’ve got it all from rock hopping, beach fishing, river spinning or just sitting on a jetty catching a feed for dinner. For fresh local fish and seafood visit Iluka Fish Co-op.
Sedgers Reef Hotel
Sedgers Reef Hotel (Iluka Pub) is nearby Clarence Head Caravan Park and located right on the water in Iluka Harbour. Great food with a large choice, cold beer and a beautiful view of the river.
Iluka Nature Reserve
Iluka Nature Reserve protects the largest remaining beachside rainforest in NSW, a valuable remnant of what was once an extensive coastal forest. Spectacular views, splendid birdwatching, and an array of water activities – from surfing, swimming, snorkelling to whale watching.
Beaches & 4WD Access
Main Beach was rated by Tracks magazine inside the top 30 breaks in Australia. If you are a 4wd enthusiest or just love beach fishing we have 4wd access at Main Beach & Shark Bay. Within 40min from Clarence Head Caravan Park is Iluka Bluff Whale watching platform where you can snorkel or swim in the ‘nursery’ lagoon.
The Iluka markets are held on the first Sunday of every month at the corner of Owen & Spencer Streets. 8am start for the bargain enthusiast. Stalls may include cakes, plants and hand-made gifts such as soaps, candles and liquorice as well as lots of activities for the kids.
Bundjalung National Park
Bundjalung National Park starts at Evans Head and spans 38km to Iluka. Full of natural beauty and wildlife Bundjalung National Park is a great place for bird watching and nature walks. Image: Andrii Slonchak.