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Tallow Beach

Arakwal National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 15 June 2022, 4.25pm

Applies from Sat 7 May 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 4.25pm.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

Sandpiper track access to Tallow Beach is closed due to flood damage. Other Tallow Beach access trails are open.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 25 Mar 2022, 2.25pm to Fri 30 Jun 2023, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 4.37pm

Closed areas: Some walking tracks closed due to flood damage

The following walking tracks and areas are estimated to be closed until 30 June 2023 due to flood damage:

  • Minyon loop walking track
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Protestors Falls walking track
  • Terania Creek picnic area
  • Historic Nightcap track
  • Pholis Gap walking track

Whian Whian mountain bike trails will remain closed until approximately 1 October 2022

Minyon Drive access road is closed until 17 July 2022 due to road repair works. Dunoon road between the Council road closure sign and Nightcap Range Road is open.

All visitors should drive with care and to conditions as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage, with large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

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

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Applies from Mon 20 Jun 2022, 9.09am to Wed 6 Jul 2022, 8.11am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 9.58am

Closed areas: North Head Road Closed due to maintenance

North Head Road within Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is closed from Monday 20 June to Monday 4 July 2022 for maintenance.

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

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Applies from Sun 15 May 2022, 9.09am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 2.01pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed from Monday 28 February 2022 until further notice due to flood damage and repairs.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Wed 29 Jun 2022, 12.26pm to Mon 5 Sep 2022, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 12.41pm

Closed areas: Park closed due to flood damage

This park is closed (except for Koonyum Range section including Koonyun Range Road and Boogarem Falls) from Wednesday 29 June 2022 until further notice due to extensive flood damage and repairs required

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Byron Bay area office on 02 6639 8300.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 4.34pm to Sun 31 Jul 2022, 4.39pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jun 2022, 3.01pm

Closed areas: Minyon Drive closed for works

Minyon Drive is closed from Monday 20 June to Sunday 3 July 2022 due to roadworks.

There is no vehicle or pedestrian access to the park from the east via Minyon Drive for the duration of the closure.

All visitors are to use Nightcap Range Road to access Rummery Park campground, Minyon Falls picnic area, Minyon Falls lookout and general walking tracks .

Dunoon road, between the council road closure sign and Nightcap Range Road, is open.

All visitors should drive with care and to conditions as local roads leading to the park still have considerable flood damage with large pot holes, wash out and some narrow, single lane sections.

This closure may be postponed or extended depending on weather and pending successful completion of works.

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

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Applies from Sat 7 May 2022, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 4.25pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to flood damage

Sandpiper track access to Tallow Beach is closed due to flood damage. Other Tallow Beach access trails are open.

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

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Applies from Mon 13 Jun 2022, 3.16pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jun 2022, 3.32pm

Closed areas: Cape Byron Lighthouse and Museum

The Lighthouse Precinct is open. However if you are looking at including a tour of the Lighthouse and Museum during your visit, please contact the office on 0266398300 to ensure there are tours on your day and time of choice. 

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 4.05pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Wilsons Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 7 Feb 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Terania Creek picnic area (Protestors Falls) closed

Terania Creek picnic area and Protestors Falls will be closed until June 2023 due to flood and storm damage. No access is permitted.

Alternative walking options in the area include:

  • Big Scrub loop and Rocky Creek Dam walk, accessible from Rocky Creek Dam picnic area
  • Mount Matheson loop and Pholis Gap walking track, accessible from Newton Drive

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Local alerts

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