Iluka lies on the opposite bank of the Clarence River and just a ferry trip from Yamba, largest town in the Maclean Shire on the NSW north coast. Iluka is renowned for its fishing and unspoiled beaches perfect for bathing, surfing or simply strolling along the sand.
On the town’s doorstep is a World Heritage-listed littoral rainforest and visitors have a choice of some of the finest picnic areas in the region. You can join a scenic trail through the reserve near the Sedgers Reef Hotel. The 2.5km track runs through the reserve and on to Iluka Bluff.
One of the more popular areas is at Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park where wandering emus and wallabies are natural hazards on the nearby golf course.
The Clarence Fishing Co-op is based at Iluka which harbours a large, deep-sea fishing fleet. The maritime connection is extended with daily passenger ferry services across the Clarence to Yamba and daily river cruises. The town's economy and tourists' aspirations are driven by the oyster and prawn harvests and daily fish catches.