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Wategos Beach

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 27 February 2019, 11.04am

Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.04am.

Closed areas: Take care on beaches in Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Some areas of Cape Byron State Conservation Area have been impacted by former Tropical Cyclone Oma. Areas have been reopened but please take care as hazards remain in:

  • Wategos Beach
  • Clarkes Beach
  • The Pass

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 13 May 2019, 3.59pm to Mon 24 Jun 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 May 2019, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron walking track closed

Cape Byron walking track, south of the lighthouse precinct, will be closed from Monday 13 May to Friday 24 June 2019. This is for maintenance works. Visitors can still access the lighthouse via Cape Byron walking track at Wategos Beach. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 9 Apr 2019, 7.30am to Fri 31 May 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 24 Apr 2019, 9.39am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

A 1080 ground baiting program (baits) for wild dogs will be undertaken from Tuesday 9 April until Friday 31 May 2019. The parks and reserves affected include:

  • Ballina Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Nightcap National Park
  • Whian Whian State Conservation Area
  • Bungawalbin National Park
  • Bungawalbin Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin State Conservation Area
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Richmond Range National Park
  • Toonumbar National Park
  • Mallanganee National Park.

A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic pets. 1080 baiting signs will be placed at every entrance in or out of the reserves.

For further information, please call NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 (Alstonville) or 02 6632 0000 (Kyogle).

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.04am

Closed areas: Take care on beaches in Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Some areas of Cape Byron State Conservation Area have been impacted by former Tropical Cyclone Oma. Areas have been reopened but please take care as hazards remain in:

  • Wategos Beach
  • Clarkes Beach
  • The Pass

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 20 May 2019, 1.34pm to Mon 17 Jun 2019, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 2.25pm

Closed areas: Rummery Park campground closed

Rummery Park campground will be closed from Monday 20 May until Monday 16 June 2019 due to roadworks. This is because the causeway is being upgraded. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area, Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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:

    $8 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles at Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct and Information Centre carpark. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    $4 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour in the lower lighthouse carparks and at Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass carparks. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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

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Waves rolling into Little Wategos beach. Photo: John Spencer