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Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Fri 22 Dec 2017, 1.45pm to Fri 26 Jan 2018, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Dec 2017, 9.35am

Other planned events: Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve - temporary alcohol ban

A temporary alcohol ban will be in place within Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve on several key dates this summer. Alcohol will not be permitted within the reserve on:

  • Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December 2017)
  • New Years Eve (Sunday 31 December 2017)
  • New Years Day (Monday 1 January 2018), and
  • Australia Day (Friday 26 January 2018)

The ban is in force all day for each of the days listed. The temporary alcohol ban applies to all parts of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, including the north bank of the Brunswick River near Harrys Hill (also known as Christmas Beach), and the Brunswick River picnic area at the mouth of Marshalls Creek (also known as the Oyster Lease).

NPWS officers will be on site to supervise the ban with support from NSW Police. The aim of the temporary alcohol ban is to promote a family friendly experience, while protecting the environment. It's also to avoid the anti-social behaviour that has occurred in previous years on these days. Fines apply for non-compliance. For more information, call NPWS on (02) 6670 8600.

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Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6620 9300.
  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles at the Cape Byron Lighthouse and Information Centre carpark.

    $4 per vehicle per hour at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks.

    There's coin-operated and credit card payment facilities.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Spiral staircase inside the lighthouse. Photo: John Spencer