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Broken Head picnic area

Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 8.27am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jul 2024, 7.55am

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Friday 30 August 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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Applies from Mon 25 Mar 2024, 1.00am to Fri 30 Aug 2024, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jul 2024, 2.03pm

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 end of 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 walk 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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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. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Cash and credit cards accepted at Byron Bay Office.

    Buy annual pass
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