A delightful coastal village in the Clarence Valley, Iluka is perfect for a family holiday. Relax on gorgeous beaches, including white sandy stretches in the southern section of Bundjalung National Park. Amble along the Rainforest walking track in the World Heritage-listed Iluka Nature Reserve.

Home to more than 140 colourful bird species, the nature reserve walk leads to spectacular coastal views from Iluka Bluff lookout, a vantage point for whale watching between May and November. Pack a hamper for a picnic lunch and enjoy swimming, surfing and snorkelling in the nature reserve.

Clarence River in Iluka - Clarence Valley

The village is on the northern side of the mouth of the Clarence River, Australia’s largest east coast river. With AAA Kayak Tours Iluka, you can explore the estuary on a tour or hire a kayak and explore the beautiful waterways including the Esk River at your own pace. Fishing is popular, too.

Accommodation options include a family friendly motel, holiday houses, cabins, caravan parks and campgrounds. Clarence River Ferries offer various cruises on the river, including a Sunday Music Cruise, or you can take a passenger ferry from Iluka across to Yamba, a vibrant holiday town.

Grafton Airport

Fly into Clarence Valley Regional Airport, Grafton

Clarence Valley Regional Airport is located 12 km from Grafton’s town centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip northwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates more than 30 weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Grafton.


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  1. Yamba Farmers Market

    Wednesday 27 June 2018 to Wednesday 04 July 2018 , Yamba

    At the Yamba Farmers Market you can buy a scrumptious range of fresh seasonal produce and handcrafted delights, free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic veggies, gluten-free sweets, pecans, jams, relishe…

    27 Jun - 04 Jul
  2. Iluka Markets

    Sunday 01 July 2018 to Sunday 02 June 2019 , Iluka

    Run on the first Sunday of the month and set amongst the trees on the Iluka Sports Ground, the Iluka Markets have become widely recognised as having a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Wander through this market and you will find variety …

    01 Jul - 02 Jun