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Palm Valley Currenbah walking track

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Overview

Palm Valley Currenbah walking track in Cape Byron State Conservation Area is a short, wheelchair accessible walk through palm rainforest, perfect for a stroll after lunch.

Where
Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Distance
0.7km loop
Time suggested
10min
Grade
Grade 1
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take binoculars if you want to go whale watching at The Pass.
  • Parking may be limited during summer, weekends and holiday periods.
  • Watch out for large biting ants on the walking track

Palm Valley Currenbah walking track starts at Palm Valley carpark next to The Pass Café. It’s a cool escape from the bustle of Byron Bay, winding its way through shaded palm rainforest with picnic and barbecue facilities at either end.

This 10min walk is flat and paved, making it ideal for visitors with prams and wheelchairs. Opposite the carpark at the end of the walk is The Pass, a world-famous surfing beach that’s home to the oldest Aboriginal midden in the region.

Relax on the beach or head up to Fishermans Lookout, a fantastic place to spot migrating whales between June and November. If you’re up for a challenge, link up with Cape Byron walking track which offers incredible views over the headland.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

The Pass midden

NSW National Parks first recorded The Pass midden in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in 1980. And, in 2013, ancient archaeological midden material was repatriated and displayed on Country. Today, along with our Aboriginal community partners, NPWS works to protect The Pass midden, both now and into the future.

The Pass in Cape Byron Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer

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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 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 6620 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 an annual pass.
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Palm Valley Currenbah walking track, in Cape Byron state Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH