Arakwal National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Arakwal National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Byron Bay:
- Drive 3.2km from the town centre along Lawson Street and Lighthouse Road
- Turn right into Tallow Beach Road and drive to the end where the Cosy Corner carpark is located
Park entry points
- Arakwal National Park See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Arakwal National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Watch from the beach as humpback whales pass by on their way home from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica, many with calves.
Take a dip at Tallow Beach to cool off from the summer heat.
Now, the humpback whales are heading north, migrating to the Great Barrier Reef for the cooler months. Don't forget the binoculars.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20.3°C and 27.2°C
12°C and 19.8°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Arakwal National Park is always open but may be closed at times due to storm weather or fire danger.
Byron Bay office
02 6639 8300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 22 Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay 2481
- Byron Bay office
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