Bundjalung National Park


50 km south of Ballina, 60 km north of Grafton off the Pacific Highway on Iluka Road. Highlights: Ten Mile Beach forms part of Bundjalung’s 38 km of protected coastline. The Esk River, the largest untouched coastal river system on the north coast, runs through the southern half of the park. Other features include the Jerusalem Creek Peninsula, freshwater lagoons, mangrove mudflats and rare rainforests at Woody Head. Activities: The beaches (unpatrolled) suit surfing, fishing, canoeing and swimming. 4WD beach access is available from Shark Bay to the Black Rocks camping area (unpaved roads to camping area but suitable for 2WD). There are five picnic areas near Iluka, including Iluka Bluff which has a great whale-watching lookout and cultural heritage display in the picnic shelter.

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