Iluka and Yamba on the Map: Far North Coast Map NSW.
Iluka, on the Clarence River and the coast is a great place to stay with all the creature comforts and enjoy the beaches, national parks and the attractions the region has to offer. This idyllic town has its own fishing fleet based here, so you know you can get the freshest of seafood here to enjoy as well at the Fishermen’s Cooperative.
You can catch a ferry to the other side of the Clarence River to visit Yamba, another place to visit on the North Coast of NSW with its own attractions. Don’t forget to take your camera, as the beautiful river and the beaches are worth remembering.
As Iluka is also known for its great fishing opportunities, whether on the beach, the river or other spots, you will be able to spend some quality time with nature. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Head up the Iluka Bluff to get some great views of the coastline and surrounds. There is a whale watching platform as well so you may be actually able to see migratory whales in their season (Winter and Spring). They travel from their Antartic feeding grounds to the north of Australia to calve their young and back again.
South of Yamba, Yuraygir National Park has the longest stretch of pristine coastline (65kms) in the state. In the hinterlands there are lakes and forests, while the sandy beaches are great for lazing, exploring and swimming. You can spot kangaroos, wallabies and possums and other wildlife in the park, going about their daily business.
The World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia includes the nature reserve, with the largest collection of native plants and trees, some with a very ancient ancestry, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
Located just to the north of the town. With gorgeous beaches, lagoons and waterways, Bundjalung National Park protects this part of the NSW Coast. Kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, surfing and just enjoying the fresh ocean air while exploring the park are all popular activities, as is fishing.
In the central part of the park, there are wetlands and lagoons, with a diverse variety of wildlife. Camping is available. Last but not least, it also has some 38kms of glorious beaches.
There are hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, caravan parks, backpackers, holiday parks, cabins and farmstays available for accommodation in the region. There are also places to camp available at some of the National Parks as well, many with facilities, others isolated.
Map showing the north east: North East Map of NSW.
Just further up the coast is Northern Rivers: Northern Rivers NSW.
You can visit the Lower Clarence Tourist Office at Ferry Park on the Pacific Highway in Maclean for more information on activities, places to visit and special events.
Phone: +061 2 6645 4121.
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