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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 Fri 5 Jul 2019, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jul 2019, 1.22pm

Closed areas: Beach access from Captain Cook walking track closed

The access to the beach off Captain Cook walking track in Cape Byron State Conservation Area is closed due to beach erosion. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300.

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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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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 a 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