Bundjalung National Park

Wheelchair facilities

The following areas in the park are suitable for wheelchairs. We have assessed each facility's difficulty of access for an average wheelchair user:

  • Easy: Access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.
  • Medium: Access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. However, you should be able to get around without assistance.
  • Hard: Access is via steps or a steep slope, or you'll have to move across a rough surface (with potholes, tree roots, rocks and/or similar obstacles). Assistance will be necessary.

Wheelchair-friendly campgrounds

Black Rocks campground (49 sites)

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

Wheelchair access: easy

A shady campsite at Black Rocks campground, Bundjalung National Park (Image: Lisa Walker/DECCW)Set behind the dunes amongst tuckeroo and banksia trees, Black Rocks campground is perfectly positioned right by Ten Mile Beach and near Jerusalem Creek. Not far from Evans Head, it is a great place for a family camping holiday, with campsites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes.

Getting to the beach is easy along the short walking track that leads you north along creek banks and through wetlands to the mouth of the ocean. Jerusalem Creek paddle route offers excellent opportunities for paddling; you can launch your canoe or kayak from the pontoon. Go at dawn or dusk to increase your chances of spotting animals and birds.

In the evening, you can cook up a tasty barbecue dinner, and there are a number of picnic tables throughout the campground.

Activities: walking, paddling, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Getting there: Black Rocks campground is in the Black Rocks precinct of Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • Take The Gap Road from the Pacific Highway
  • It's about 20km to the campground from the highway, including 12km of unsealed road.

Facilities: picnic tables, gas/electric barbecues (free), wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Lismore/Alstonville, Phone: 02 6627 0200


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Closure

No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground

Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks Camping Area is CLOSED. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks. There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access.  No 4WD access north of Black Rocks camping area.

Closure

Attention for campers at Black Rocks regarding periodic aircraft noise over the campground

The Department of Defence has a training area within Bundjalung National Park north of Black Rocks campground. Aircraft may fly over the campground from time to time. Please ring 1300 333 3623 or consult the Department of Defence website for more information. 

Please note: Black Rocks campground remains OPEN for bookings.

Closure

Black Rocks camprgound closure

Black Rocks campground will be closed on Tuesday 7 October and Wednesday 8 October 2014 for the control of bindi weeds. Bindi weeds will be sprayed with Kamba M, a selective herbicide.

For more information, please contact the Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Tuesday 7 October to Wednesday 8 October

Woody Head campground (95 sites)

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Designated disabled parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Pathways are wide and relatively flat
  • An outdoor wheelchair is available on request

Enjoy shady camping at Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park (Image: H McNee/DECCW)Woody Head is a campground with the lot – you can pitch your tent, park your caravan or book a cabin to enjoy a pleasure-packed beach escape for the weekend or longer.

It’s a great place for a family holiday, with a protected sandy beach that’s ideal for swimming and fishing, a boat ramp and the spectacular rock platform. There are heaps of other things to do as well and children and adults alike will love exploring the rainforest and shallow reefs around the campground. There’s also a boat ramp for those who’ve brought their boat along, great places for fishing and waterbabies will love being so close to the beach.

There is one designated group camping area and the campground is wheelchair accessible.

Of course, with the amount of attractions on offer, it’s no wonder Woody Head is a popular north coast campground. You’ll need to book with plenty of time to secure your campsite.

Activities: picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Woody Head campground is in the Iluka precinct of Bundjalung National Park. To get there take Iluka Road from the Pacific Highway and follow the signs.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (firewood supplied), hot showers, amenities block, cafe/kiosk, public phone, boat ramp, carpark, drinking water, flush toilets, venue

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Click here to view the map of Woody Head campground.

Contact: Grafton, Phone: 02 6641 1500

Woody Head in Bundjalung National Park (Image: L Feltus/OEH)


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Closure

The kiosk at Woody Head campground is closed however the camping area office is still open.

The kiosk at Woody Head campground is closed until further notice. Please bring all your supplies with you or buy additional items in Iluka. Ice is available from the Woody Head camping area office. The Woody Head camping area office is still open 7 days a week from 8:30 AM til 5:00 PM.



Wheelchair-friendly places

Woody Head Cottages and Cabins (2 bedrooms, up to 6 people)

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Cabins 2A, 2B, and Cottage 3 are wheelchair-accessible.
  • Cottage 6 has ramps and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom

Awaken to the sound of the waves in your very own retro beach shack in Woody Head campground at Bundjalung National Park. Nestled between the rainforest, the river, and the beach, the rustic charm of Woody Head Cottages and Cabins makes them a perfect destination for a no-fuss holiday on the North Coast.

The idyllic location lends itself to exploring the golden beaches that stretch for mile upon unspoilt mile. Spend your days walking, fishing, swimming and snorkelling. If you’re feeling adventurous, bring the canoe for a day of paddling the river – try the nearby Jerusalem Creek paddle route. When it’s time to cool off, experience the shady delights of unique coastal rainforest right outside the back door.

As the sun goes down, grab an easy snack from the nearby kiosk or, if you’re inspired, spark up the barbecue and dine al fresco beneath the stars.

Activities: paddling, liloing, snorkelling, swimming, fishing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Woody Head Cottages and Cabins are in Woody Head campground in Bundjalung National Park. To get there:

  • From the north, take Iluka Road turnoff, 72km south of Ballina on Pacific Highway.
  • From the south, take Iluka Road turn off, 56km north of Grafton.
  • Drive along Illuka Road, through Woombah, over the Esk River Bridge for 13km, then follow the signs to Bundjalung National Park and Woody Head campground.

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak – Peak (minimum 1-week stay) – NSW & QLD school holidays; Off-peak – outside NSW & QLD school holidays
  • Hammonds Cottage and Cabin 2A, 2B: $100 per night (peak), $90 per night (off-peak). Rates are 2-person inclusive. $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $7 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Cottage 3: $120 per night (peak), $100 per night (off-peak). Rates are 2-person inclusive. $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $7 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Cottage 4, 6: $150 per night (peak), $120 per night (off-peak). Rates are 2-person inclusive. $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $7 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).
  • Cottage 5: $175 per night (peak – minimum 7-night stay), $140 per night (off-peak – minimum 2-night stay). Rates are 2-person inclusive. $14 per night per additional adult (16 years+), $7 per night per additional child (5-15 years), infants free (0-4 years).

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

Contact: Grafton, Phone: 02 6641 1500


Events, activities and alerts at this location
Closure

The kiosk at Woody Head campground is closed however the camping area office is still open.

The kiosk at Woody Head campground is closed until further notice. Please bring all your supplies with you or buy additional items in Iluka. Ice is available from the Woody Head camping area office. The Woody Head camping area office is still open 7 days a week from 8:30 AM til 5:00 PM.