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Captain Cook lookout and picnic area

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Tue 5 Sep 2023, 10.13am to Fri 29 Sep 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2023, 2.37pm

Closed areas: North Head Road and Carpark Temporary Closure - Road and Carpark Works

The North Head Road and carpark precinct in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve will be closed for road and carpark maintenance from Monday to Friday 11 - 15 September and 18 - 22 September 2023 (reopening weekend of the 16-17 September). Access into the reserve along the beach will remain open to pedestrians. thank you for your understanding.

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

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Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2023, 12.44pm to Fri 29 Dec 2023, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jul 2023, 1.02pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program

The NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) between the 25 July 2023 and 22 December 2023 to control the introduced European red fox.

The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program for the conservation of priority threatened species such as beach stone curlew and pied oystercatcher.

1080 warning signs will be placed at all authorised access points to the baiting location.

WARNING: 1080 is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Domestic dogs are prohibited in all NSW National Parks, penalties apply for non-compliance.

Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning please seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron Area office in Tweed 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 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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