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Wategos Beach

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.00pm

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed for upgrades  from Monday 1 March 2021 to Thursday 30 September 2021.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • Boggy Creek track

Access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road. Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

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

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Applies from Wed 9 Jun 2021, 2.34pm to Tue 22 Jun 2021, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Wed 9 Jun 2021, 4.09pm

Closed parks: Goonengerry National Park closed for roadworks

Goonengerry National Park will be closed for roadworks from Tuesday 15 to Friday 18 June, and on Monday 21 June 2021. 

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

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Applies from Thu 3 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 2.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 4 Jun 2021, 4.31pm

Closed areas: Newtons Drive closed

Newtons Drive (Mount Nardi end of Historic Nightcap walking track) is temporarily closed due to vegetation maintenance and roadworks. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 17 May 2021, 9.35am to Fri 2 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 May 2021, 2.23pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bridge repairs

Some parts of this park are closed from Monday 17 May to Friday 18 June 2021 while 3 bridges are replaced.

The closed areas are:

  • Telephone Road (south)
  • Tugun Road (north)
  • Tugun Road (south)

There will be no access through these areas during operations, for public and contractor safety. Access to the multi-use trail network is still available from Telephone Road (north).

The areas will reopen once the works on each bridge is complete. 

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

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Applies from Sun 11 Apr 2021, 8.18am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Apr 2021, 10.01am

Closed areas: Access to Rummery Park campground

Access into Rummery Park campground is via Nightcap Range Road (via Durroughby) only.

Due to upgrade works at Minyon Falls precinct, Minyon Drive is closed and will remain closed until the end of June 2021.

For further information, please contact the NPWS Richmond River area 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: Mon 8 Mar 2021, 8.49am

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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