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Dolphin Dreaming

Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), Geography, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 19 April 2024, 10.02am

Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 1.00am to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10.01am.

Closed areas: Cape Byron walking track closed between Lighthouse and Wategos beach

The section of the Cape Byron walking track between Wategos Beach (east) and the Cape Byron Historic Lighthouse will be closed for maintenance work until August 2024.

Vehicle access around the Cape Byron State Conservation Reserve will not be affected. Vehicles can access the Pass and Palm Valley picnic area, Wategos Beach, and the Cape Byron Historic Lighthouse.

Visitors can safely walk to the Cape Byron Historic Lighthouse via:

  • Lee Lane to the Tallow Ridge Walking Track, or
  • Lighthouse Road down-road

Visitors may choose to along Clarkes Beach to access the Pass and the Palm Valley picnic area. The section of the walking track between the Palm Valley picnic area and Wategos Beach (west) remains open.
This closure is to improve accessibility and ensure visitor safety. For more information, please contact the local office. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Mon 18 Mar 2024, 4.00pm to Fri 31 May 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10.02am.

Closed areas: Cape Byron walking track closed between Captain Cook lookout and Brooke Drive

The section of the Cape Byron Walking Track between Captain Cooks lookout carpark and Brooke Drive is closed for maintenance from mid-April until mid-May.

Vehicle access around the Cape Byron State Conservation Reserve is not be affected. Vehicles can access the Pass and Palm Valley picnic area, Wategos Beach and the Cape Byron Historic Lighthouse.

Visitors can safely walk to the Cape Byron Historic Lighthouse via:

  • Lee Lane to the Tallow Ridge Walking Track, or
  • Lighthouse Road down-road

Visitors may choose to walk along Clarkes Beach to access the Pass and the Palm Valley picnic area. The section of the walking track between the Palm Valley picnic area and Wategos Beach (west) remains open.

This closure is to improve accessibility and ensure visitor safety. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 11 Apr 2024, 1.46pm to Fri 24 May 2024, 1.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 2.04pm

Closed areas: Trail Maintenance Whiskey Creek Trail Mount Jerusalem National Park

Trail maintenance is underway on Whiskey Creek Trail in Mount Jerusalem National Park and is not not open to members of the public. Park visitors should anticipate earth moving equipment working on access roads. 

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Applies from Tue 9 Apr 2024, 8.17am to Tue 7 May 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 11.31am

Closed areas: Section of Victoria Park boardwalk closed

A section of Victoria Park boardwalk in Victoria Park Nature Reserve is closed due to storm damage. The picnic area and remainder of the boardwalk is open.  Please adhere to closure signage in place.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Sat 16 Mar 2024, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2024, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Woody Head - No line marking on main entrance road

The main entrance road to Woody Head has no line marking. Please use caution, drive safely and be aware of speed bumps.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2024, 3.04pm to Thu 25 Apr 2024, 3.05pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Apr 2024, 11.37am

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive Closed - Border Ranges NP partially closed

Border Ranges National Park remains partially closed due to the damage sustained to Tweed Range Scenic Drive & Brindle Creek Loop in recent weather events.  Estimate opening date has been extended until 25th April, 2024

Sheepstation Creek campground remains open and access is from Wiangaree via Lynches Creek road and Forest road only.

This closure includes Tweed Range Scenic Drive, Forest Tops campground and all day use areas accessed via Tweed Range Scenic Drive.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle parks office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.47pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2024, 7.40am

Closed parks: Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve closed

Tucki Tucki Nature Reserve is closed until Wednesday 30 June 2024 for maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 17 Nov 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Apr 2024, 11.50am

Closed areas: Byrrill Creek walking track closed

Byrrill Creek walking track is closed due to landslips and erosion following severe rainfall. 

An alternative walking track is now available. Visitors can access this 3km return track from behind the camp kitchen in Cutters Camp campground.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 10 Jan 2024, 2.20pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Apr 2024, 11.24am

Closed areas: Walking Track Closed - Wilsons Nature Reserve

The Walking track is currently closed until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 66270 200

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Applies from Fri 30 Jun 2023, 5.44pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Wollumbin (Mount Warning) Summit track and Aboriginal Place closed

Parts of Wollumbin National Park, including the Korrumbyn Creek picnic area, Lyrebird walking track, and visitor facilities at Breakfast Creek, are open.

Please note Mount Warning Road is flood damaged and has traffic control in place. Parking at Korrumbyn Creek and Breakfast Creek is limited.

Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track and the Aboriginal Place remains closed. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information visit our webpage at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/wollumbin-national-park. For up to date visitor information check www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/wollumbin-national-park

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Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Mar 2024, 3.56pm

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Sunday 30 June 2024. The road is currently unsafe to traffic. This closure maybe extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200. 

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/education/early-stage-1-hsie-dolphin-dreaming-cape-byron-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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 lawn 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 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse lawn and Information Centre: $10 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $5 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Cash and credit cards accepted at Cape Byron Information Centre.

    Coach entry: $30 per coach up to 30 seats; $57 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $94 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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