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Wategos Beach

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Tue 13 Feb 2024, 11.33am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 11.35am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Feb 2024, 7.39am

Closed areas: Minyon Falls walking track closed for maintenance 26-28 February 2024

Minyon Falls walking track will be closed for maintenance between Minyon Grass picnic area and the base of Minyon Falls from Monday 26 February to Wednesday 28 February 2024.

The base of Minyon Falls will remain accessible from Minyon Falls lookout via the western section of Minyon Falls walking track.


Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Alstonville office on (02) 6627 0200.

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Applies from Wed 19 Oct 2022, 8.57am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jan 2024, 9.54am

Safety alerts: North Rocks Road closed

North Rocks Road is closed until Sunday 30 June 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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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 lawn 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 lawn and Information Centre: $10 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: $5 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Cash and credit cards accepted at Cape Byron Information Centre.

    Coach entry: $30 per coach up to 30 seats; $57 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $94 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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