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Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), Science and Technology, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 7.44am

Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 1.00am to Fri 2 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 May 2024, 7.44am.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.52pm to Fri 7 Jun 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 3.12pm

Closed areas: Sandridge Road closed for essential track maintenance Mon - Fri, 27 May to 7 June 2024

Sandridge Road will be closed for essential track maintenance from 07:00:00 am to 05:00:00 pm, Monday to Friday, from Monday 27 May 2024 until Friday 07 June 2024.. There will be no access to Hell Hole Falls between these times. During these times there will also be plant and machinery movements along Middle Ridge Road. In addition there will be limited parking at the Middle Ridge Road gate for the duration of the works, including weekends.

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Applies from Fri 24 May 2024, 2.35pm to Mon 3 Jun 2024, 2.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.41pm

Closed areas: Broadwater Beach Road closed for maintenance from Tuesday 28 May until Sunday 2 June 2024

Broadwater Beach Road within Broadwater National Park will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday 28 May until Sunday 2 June 2024. There will be no public access to Broadwater Beach picnic area during this time.

 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call NPWS Alstonville Office on (02) 6627 0200.  

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Applies from Tue 14 May 2024, 4.01pm to Mon 3 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Terania Creek picnic area maintenance

Terania Creek picnic area will be closed for maintenance from 7th May until 3rd June 2024. Protesters Falls walking track and boardwalk, as well as the carpark and toilets will remain open for the duration of works.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 17 May 2024, 8.00am to Mon 1 Jul 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2024, 11.54am

Other planned events: Notice of fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Tweed Shire Council are conducting a one-off ground baiting program on Tweed Shire Council properties at Kyogle Rd, Dum Dum 2484 (Lots 102, 87 and 92 DP 755702) and Mt Nullum Nature Reserve (Lots 70 and 71 DP 755702) from Monday 20 May to Monday 1 July 2024.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is designed to minimise fox impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species. Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting area. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW NPWS-managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and should be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

 

For more information, contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Sun 12 May 2024, 3.56pm to Fri 5 Jul 2024, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 8.01am

Other planned events: NPWS is planning to undertake works on the western end of rockwall area at Woody Head.

NPWS is planning to undertake works on the western end of rockwall area at Woody Head from Monday 03 June to Monday 01 July 2024, Monday to Friday between 7am & 5pm only. (No works will occur on Monday 10 June 2024). There will be no pedestrian access to Woody Bay Beach and the western rockwall as it will be closed to the public for duration of these works. All other areas in Woody Head will be remain open for use. There will be traffic control on the Woody Head road during these time.  Drive safely, slowly and follow all directions of NPWS staff, roadwork and closure area signs. For further information contact the Grafton National Parks office. 

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Applies from Thu 2 May 2024, 9.00am to Fri 31 May 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2024, 8.37am

Closed areas: Tweed Range Scenic Drive Eastern enterance of Park closed due to ongoing council work

The Tweed Range Scenic Drive East Road is closed at the gates at Bar mountain and at the eastern entrance to Park, due to council works on a road slip.

All Campgrounds and Day Use Areas remain open,

Access from the western entry to park via Wiangaree NSW 2474

Penalties apply for non-compliance for more information please contact the local NPWS Office on 0266320000

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Applies from Wed 1 May 2024, 2.36pm to Wed 31 Jul 2024, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 May 2024, 1.41pm

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed in both directions due to major landslip repairs

Nightcap Range Road will be closed for major landslip repairs from 6th May 2024 until 13th July 2024. During this time, the road will be closed in both directions between Rummery Road and Nightcap Ridge.

 

Access to Rummery Park Campground and Minyon Falls will be via Minyon Falls Road only.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience during this time. For more information, please contact NPWS Alstonville Office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 29 Jun 2023, 3.47pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.11pm

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: Tue 21 May 2024, 7.54am

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: Fri 24 May 2024, 2.10pm

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: Thu 9 May 2024, 3.31pm

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: Mon 29 Apr 2024, 10.02am

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-whale-secrets-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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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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