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Palm Valley Currenbah walking track

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 11.49pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Nov 2019, 6.18pm

Fires - Advice: Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat

There is a fire in this park called Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Nov 2019, 3.04pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across NSW. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 30 Oct 2019, 12.24pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 1.33pm

Closed areas: Temporary delays on Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay

There may be temporary delays on Tallow Beach Road between Monday 4 November and Friday 29 November 2019. Any delays will occur from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Sewer connection works will be underway for Cosy Corner picnic area and the NPWS depot during this time.

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Applies from Thu 17 Oct 2019, 10.11am to Wed 8 Jan 2020, 9.39am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Nov 2019, 1.00pm

Other planned events: Fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be doing 1080 ground baiting for foxes in Brunswick Nature Reserve (north). 

The baiting program will run from 29 October 2019 to 10 December 2019. It will reduce the impact of the European red fox on threatened species including beach stone curlew and pied oystercatcher. The fox control program is part of the NSW Saving our Species Program.

There will be 1080 warning signs at the authorised access points to the baiting location. Don't touch baits or ejector devices.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office in Murwillumbah on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Wed 16 Oct 2019, 12.18pm to Wed 8 Jan 2020, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Nov 2019, 1.00pm

Other planned events: Wild dog control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife will be laying 1080 ground baits in Cudgen Nature Reserve from Tuesday 29 October to Tuesday 10 December 2019. This baiting program will reduce the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring properties and wildlife.

There will be 1080 warning signs at the authorised access points to the baiting location.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please restrain pets and working dogs and ensure they do not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the NPWS Tweed Byron area office in Murwillumbah on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 8 Jul 2019, 8.30am to Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 8.05am

Other planned events: Shorebird protection program - 1080 fox and wild dog program underway

NSW National Parks will run a 1080 fox baiting program in this park from Monday 8 July to Friday 20 December 2019. Where wild dogs are detected during these programs, they will also be controlled. Signs will be located at entrances to reserves where baits have been laid.

Dogs are not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Please be aware of these control programs and keep domestic pets to designated pet exercise areas. Avoid bait stations and/or ejectors at all times.

These programs are priority initiatives of the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan to protect breeding threatened shorebirds.

For more information please call the local NPWS area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Feb 2019, 11.04am

Closed areas: Take care on beaches in Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Some areas of Cape Byron State Conservation Area have been impacted by former Tropical Cyclone Oma. Areas have been reopened but please take care as hazards remain in:

  • Wategos Beach
  • Clarkes Beach
  • The Pass

For more information, please call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6639 8300 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/walking-tracks/palm-valley-currenbah-walking-track/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. Coin-operated and credit card payment available.

    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

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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