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Cape Byron Information Centre

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2023, 8.10am

Applies from Fri 21 Apr 2023, 8.00am to Mon 29 May 2023, 9.30am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2023, 8.10am.

Closed areas: Cape Byron Information Centre

The Cape Byron Information Centre will be closed from Friday 21 April to Monday 29 May 2023 for maintenance.

For visitor enquiries and information please contact the NPWS Byron area office on 02 6639 8300, located at 1 Tallow Beach Rd, Byron Bay.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 26 Apr 2023, 1.00am to Sun 16 Jul 2023, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 23 May 2023, 8.11am

Closed areas: Cape Byron walking track partial closure

A section of the Cape Byron walking track between Wategos Beach and the Cape Byron Lighthouse will be closed from the Wednesday 26 April to Sunday 16 July 2023. Walkers will not be able to access the lighthouse from Wategos Beach.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office. 

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Local alerts

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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: $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 machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    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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Emergency services

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