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Wategos Beach

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Mon 25 Jan 2021, 8.00am to Fri 19 Mar 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks closed for infrastructure repairs

Some walking tracks in Nightcap National Park are closed from Monday 22 February to Friday 19 March 2021 to enable infrastructure repairs to rectify damage caused during the 2019/2020 bushfires.

The closed walking tracks are:

  • Mount Matheson loop
  • Protestors Falls track

Historic Nightcap walking track will remain open.

Terania Creek picnic area will be closed from Wednesday 3 March to Friday 19 March 2021.

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

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 5 Mar 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 4.24pm

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until Friday 5 March 2021.

Please use Minyon Falls Road via Repentance Creek Road and Coopers Creek Road to access the following areas:

  • Minyon Falls
  • Minyon Grass and Rummery Park and the associated walking tracks.

Signs will be in place and Nightcap Range Road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 5 Feb 2021, 1.00pm to Wed 23 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 2.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of of the introduced European fox (Vulpes vulpes). The program will be conducted between Tuesday 16 February and Wednesday 23 June 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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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/things-to-do/picnic-areas/wategos-beach/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 precinct 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 precinct 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: $26 per coach up to 30 seats; $50 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $83 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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