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The Pass Cafe

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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The Pass Cafe offers a delicious range of breakfast and lunch options right beside one of Byron Bay’s best surf beaches, with picnic tables for eating outside.

Cafes and kiosks
19 Brooke Drive, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 - in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in North Coast
Entry fees

$4 per vehicle per hour applies at the carpark (pay and display machine).

Opening times
  • Breakfast 7am–11.30am
  • Lunch 12pm–2.30pm
  • Closed on Christmas Day

Please phone (02) 6680 8028 or email or visit the The Pass Cafe website

Surrounded by lush littoral rainforest only metres from one of Byron Bay’s best surf beaches, The Pass Cafe is popular for a reason – and the food lives up to the view. Stop for a quick morning coffee, or settle down on the large covered deck for a leisurely lunch as birds chatter in the trees and the soothing sound of waves migrates up the sand. This is an institution for Byron locals visiting their beach or Cape Byron Lighthouse – so much so that they petitioned to have it reopened after a two-year closure.

If you’d rather eat surrounded only by the park’s beautiful natural features, an adjoining takeaway kiosk brings the fresh local food outside. Grab a milkshake and burger and pick a nearby picnic table in the picnic area, then finish it all off with an invigorating stroll along the beach.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

The Pass midden

NSW National Parks first recorded The Pass midden in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in 1980. And, in 2013, ancient archaeological midden material was repatriated and displayed on Country. Today, along with our Aboriginal community partners, NPWS works to protect The Pass midden, both now and into the future.

The Pass in Cape Byron Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

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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 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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