Iluka Rainforest walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 52 Long St, Iluka

  • End: 52 Long St, Iluka

  • Location: Iluka Nature Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 679 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.41008182

  • Longitude: 153.3577827

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Iluka Rainforest walking track is a 2.6km, grade 2 one way hike, located in the Iluka Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Suitable for all ages, this short walk takes you through Iluka Nature Reserve, offering a fantastic way to see the vibrant life of the rainforest up close.
As you leave the township of Iluka, it's extraordinary how quickly you're transported back in time in this ancient rainforest ecosystem. It's no wonder it's part of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests. You'll pass yet another beautiful, large strangler fig ahead, intertwined with ferns and vines as it reaches up towards the tall canopy overhead. If you walk quietly, you might see or hear the brightly coloured noisy pitta and the sharp crack of the whipbird.
After a leisurely stroll, you'll arrive at Iluka Bluff lookout in Bundjalung National park. Bask in the panoramic views and bring binoculars; it's a great spot for picnicking and whale watching in the winter months. In the warmer months, why not have a swim or a snorkel by the beach before you head back to Iluka?

About the region

Iluka Nature Reserve 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.

Getting there

To Iluka carpark. Iluka Rainforest Walk starts from the corner of Long and Crown streets in the township of Iluka. You can also start the track from the Iluka Bluff carpark, which is approximately 500m off Iluka Road on an unsealed road, just near the golf course. Park entry points Iluka carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Iluka Rainforest Walking Track, including several designated disabled spots. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


Iluka Rainforest walking track may be closed in periods of extreme weather
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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