If you happen to be staying around Iluka or Woombah, why don’t you discover the Esk River? The sheltered inland waterway is a perfect way to explore the southern section of Bundjalung National Park. The Esk is some 20 metres wide and flows quietly, so is easy to paddle. If you’re into your fishing, it’s a magnificent kayak fishing river for a feed of bream, flathead and bass. And if you’re into bird watching, be sure to pack your binoculars, you won’t be disappointed. The Esk River is well worth putting aside a day to explore if you are in the area. Make sure that you are comfortably set up, as it is almost impossible to get out of the kayak due to the dense vegetation and deep water along the bank. Paddling up Esk River, the longest unspoilt natural coastal river system on the north coast, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a wildlife wonderland.
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