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Wategos lawn

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Wategos lawn is the quintessential Byron Bay wedding venue. Set up your marquee on the grass and enjoy a beautiful ceremony with a shimmering backdrop of white sand and turquoise waters.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies
Maximum people: 100
Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, toilets

Contact the Byron Bay office for venue hire fees.

Available for hire 7 days a week. The best time is September to May.
Venue not available for exclusive hire
Bookings are required. To make a booking or for more information contact the Byron Bay area office.

Less than 2km from the town centre, this pretty lawn overlooks Wategos Beach, one of Cape Byron’s iconic surf spots. Facing north and sheltered from prevailing winds, this stretch of soft green grass is the perfect place for your marquee.

You and your guests will revel in stunning views of pristine sand, surf, and the sparkling Pacific waters. If you're lucky, you may even see bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the surf.

If you'd like to linger in this famous surf town, why not spoil yourself with comfortable beachside accommodation? Try the award-winning Imeson Cottage, or choose from Mildenhall Cottage, Thomson Cottage, and Partridge Cottage and Geoffs Shed.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info


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: $10 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: $5 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Cash and credit cards accepted at Cape Byron Information Centre.

    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
See more info on the venue