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Wategos Beach

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 4 Dec 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 9.07am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for road works

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 6 October to Friday 4 December 2020. The following areas are closed for the duration of the works:

  • Minyon Falls, Minyon Grass and Rummery Park
  • Minyon walking track, Boggy Creek and Peates Mountain walking tracks

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

Protester Falls walking track and Terania Creek picnic area remain open.

Visitors 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 Mon 2 Nov 2020, 8.30am to Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Oct 2020, 5.08pm

Closed areas: Minyon Drive and Minyon Falls precinct closed

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 2020, while sections of Minyon Falls precinct are being upgraded.

The closed areas are:

  • Minyon Drive
  • Minyon Falls picnic area
  • Minyon Falls lookout
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon Grass lookout
  • Minyon Loop walking track
  • Boggy Creek track
  • Rummery Park campground
  • Peates Mountain

There is still access to:

  • Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (the road is closed north of this area)
  • Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls walking track.
  • The western end of Historic Nightcap track. However, please note you will need to return to Mount Nardi to complete this walk.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1.25pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Aug 2020, 10.00am

Other incidents: 1080 wild fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife will be laying 1080 ground baits in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river) from Tuesday 28 July 2020 to Tuesday 22 December 2020 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 the pied oystercatcher.

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

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

For more information contact the 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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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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