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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Yamba Farmers Market

    Wednesday 21 March 2018 to Wednesday 04 July 2018 , Yamba

    The Yamba Farmers Market operates every Wednesday at the Whiting Beach car park. The range of products for sale includes free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic veggies, gluten-free sweets, pecans, jam…

    21 Mar - 04 Jul
  2. Ferry Park Gallery - Small Works Exhibition

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Saturday 28 April 2018 , Maclean

    Lower Clarence Art and Crafts Association start their program for the year with the annual Small Works Exhibition: My Mind's Eye imagined or recollected scenes, dreams or ideas. Opening night from 6pm March 23 runs until April 28 at Ferry…

    23 Mar - 28 Apr
  3. Yuraygir Walking Experiences - King Tide Walk

    Saturday 24 March 2018 to Thursday 29 March 2018 ,

    Explore the magnificent Northern NSW coast with highly qualified, passionate local guides. Explore and learn about the unique environment of the Yuraygir Coast. Their walks suit a range of people, and can be undertaken as guided or supporte…

    24 Mar - 29 Mar
  4. Mal's Blues Bar

    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Yamba

    Yamba Golf and Country Club's back deck becomes a 'blues central' on the last Sunday of every month with Australia's premier electric guitarist Mal Eastick and monthly invitational guest performing. Mal has been a long time performer pl…

    25 Mar - 28 Oct
  5. Yamba River Markets

    Sunday 25 March 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Yamba

    The Yamba River Markets are on the fourth Sunday of the month, located at Ford Park on the foreshores of the beautiful, scenic Clarence River. There's always something new at the Yamba River Markets, which feature around 120 stalls, and mo…

    25 Mar - 27 Jan
  6. Maclean Highland Gathering

    Friday 30 March 2018 to Saturday 31 March 2018 , Maclean

    Grab your kilt and get to Maclean, the 'Scottish Town in Australia'. Walk among the clans that invade the town for the Highland Gathering every Easter from around the country. Piping competitions take place non-stop at different venues, as…

    30 Mar - 31 Mar