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Broken Head picnic area

Broken Head Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 3.27pm to Thu 16 Jul 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jul 2020, 4.13pm

Closed areas: Tallow Beach carpark

Tallow Beach carpark in Cape Byron State Conservation Area is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 July to Friday 17 July 2020.

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

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Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 10.47am to Mon 3 Aug 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.14pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and museum

Cape Byron Lighthouse is closed to tours and the museum is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The lighthouse precinct is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information. All other areas in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area are open.

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Local alerts

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Park info

  • in Broken Head Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Broken Head Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $4 per vehicle per hour. The park has coin-operated or credit card pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    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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Aerial view of Broken Head picnic area and nearby beach in Broken Head Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE