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Whale secrets

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), Science and Technology, Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 14 Feb 2022, 12.23pm to Thu 26 May 2022, 11.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 May 2022, 8.05am

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed due to construction works

The following walking tracks will be closed from Monday 21 March to Thursday 26 May 2022 for construction work:

  • Little Kings track 
  • Cocked Hat track 
  • Three Sisters track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Sat 7 May 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Sat 7 May 2022, 10.36am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

Some trails within this park are closed due to flood damage. The following Tallow Beach access trails are closed:

  • Pacific Vista Trail
  • Beachcomber North Trail
  • Scott Track
  • Sandpiper Track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/stage-1-science-technology-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: $8 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: $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    Coach entry: $29 per coach up to 30 seats; $55 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $91 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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