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Palm Valley Currenbah walking track

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Palm Valley Currenbah walking track.

Track grading

Grade 1

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    10min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    0.7km loop

  • Quality of path

    Well-formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Palm Valley Currenbah walking track is in The Pass precinct of Cape Byron State Conservation Area. To get there from the centre of Byron Bay:

  • Follow Lawson Street (which becomes Lighthouse Road) and turn left onto Brooke Drive.
  • Follow Brooke drive until you reach the carpark.

It’s a 5min drive or 30min walk from the centre of Byron Bay to Palm Valley carpark.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at The Pass and Palm Valley carparks, including several designated disabled spots. It can be busy on the weekend, so parking may be limited.

Facilities

The nearest toilets are located next to the Pass Cafe which is around 300m from the start of this walking track.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

  • The flat, sealed bitumen track is suitable for wheelchairs, prams, and visitors with limited mobility.
  • You'll find seats along the walk at Palm Valley picnic area. You can also stop at The Pass Cafe, next to the start and end of this loop walk.
  • Several designated disabled car spaces are available at The Pass and Palm Valley carparks.

Easy access is free of obstacles such as steps, rough terrain or significant slopes, and may have ramps or boardwalks.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Map of Palm Valley Currenbah walking track, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Image: OEH

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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 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

Visitor centre

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