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Cape Byron Lighthouse precinct

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 3.10pm to Wed 3 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Closed cottages

Mildenhall and Thomson cottages are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information..

Affects 2 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 20 May 2020, 4.18pm to Mon 1 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.30pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and cottages

All campgrounds and cottages in this park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 2 parks and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 16 Mar 2020, 10.47am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Apr 2020, 12.15pm

Closed areas: Most of Cape Byron State Conservation Area closed

Most areas in Cape Byron State Conservation Area are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Walking tracks remain open.

Affects 1 park and 7 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 2.14pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 May 2020, 9.32am

Closed areas: Closed carparks

Tallow Beach carpark, Captains Cook carpark and The Pass carpark are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/venues/cape-byron-lighthouse-precinct/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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The Lighthouse Precinct, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer