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Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Applies from Mon 25 Jan 2021, 8.00am to Fri 19 Mar 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.38pm

Closed areas: Walking track and picnic area closed

Protestors Falls walking track is closed from Monday 22 February to Friday 19 March 2021, for infrastructure repairs to rectify damage caused during the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Historic Nightcap walking track will remain open.

Terania Creek picnic area will be closed from Wednesday 3 March to Friday 19 March 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.16pm

Closed areas: Brindle Creek Walking Track

The Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed due to storm damage.

The nearby Helmholtzia walking track and Red Cedar walking track are open.

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. Part of the Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 1.59pm to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Rummery Park Campground temporarily closed

Rummery Park campground will be temporarily closed between 1st - 12th March 2021 due to roadworks being carried out.  This will affect all associated walking tracks and trails.  We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Alstonville NPWS office on 02 6627 0200

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Applies from Tue 6 Oct 2020, 10.30am to Fri 12 Mar 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 8.35am

Closed areas: Nightcap Range Road closed for roadworks

Nightcap Range Road in Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area will be closed for roadworks until Friday 12 March 2021.

Minyon Falls precinct is currently closed for redevelopment, there is strictly no access.

Rummery Park campground is closed due to no access until Friday 12 March 2021.

Signs will be in place and Nightcap Range Road will be closed just north of the Telephone Road trailer carpark.

You can still access the Telephone Road trailer carpark and multi-use trails via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Mon 1 Mar 2021, 7.00am to Thu 1 Jul 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 4.38pm

Closed areas: Minyon Falls precinct closed

Minyon Falls precinct and Minyon Grass picnic area are closed from Monday 1 March to Wednesday 30 June 2021, while the picnic area and Minyon Falls lookout are being upgraded.

The closed areas include:

  • Minyon Falls picnic area (including Minyon Falls lookout)
  • Minyon Grass picnic area
  • Minyon loop walking track and all access points to the track
  • the eastern end of Boggy Creek

Rummery Park campground will be inaccessible from Monday 1 March to Friday 8 March 2021 due to hazardous tree work at Minyon Falls and roadwork repairs to Nightcap Range Road. Outside of this temporary closure, from 1 March to 8 March, access to Rummery Park campground will be via Nightcap Range Road.

Signs will be in place around the closed areas.

With the exception of the closed tracks, the multi-use trail network will still be accessible from the Telephone Road trailer carpark via Nightcap Range Road (via Dunoon).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 19 Feb 2021, 2.57pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Feb 2021, 3.46pm

Closed areas: Boardwalk closure

Western sections of the boardwalk within Tweed Heads Historic Site are partially closed from Friday 19 February 2021 until repair works are complete:

  • All other visitor areas will remain open
  • The eastern section of the boardwalk will remain open
  • Signs will be in place around closed areas

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

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 12.43pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. The closure will be reviewed in May 2021.

Some of the best views of Wollumbin can be found along Pinnacle walk and lookout in Border Ranges National Park. You can also try Goorgana walking track or Pholis Gap walking track in nearby Nightcap National Park, or Best of All lookout at Queensland’s Springbrook National Park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm to Sat 22 May 2021, 1.58pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Feb 2021, 11.36am

Other planned events: Loud noise over Bundjalung National Park

There will be F-35A and F/A-18F Super Hornet military training operations over the Evans Head Air Weapons Range on the following dates:

  • Monday 22 February to Friday 26 February 2021
  • Monday 22 March to Friday 2 April 2021 (only 1 or 2 days)
  • Monday 17 May to Friday 21 May 2021

Visitors can expect some loud noise over Bundjalung National Park on the above dates while the aircraft are training.  Days of operations on the range can change due to weather or other operational considerations, so aircraft will not use the range every day of the scheduled operations. For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Fri 5 Feb 2021, 1.00pm to Wed 23 Jun 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Feb 2021, 2.10pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using dried meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of of the introduced European fox (Vulpes vulpes). The program will be conducted between Tuesday 16 February and Wednesday 23 June 2021 in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve (north of the river).

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 18 Sep 2020, 10.19am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.20am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Nov 2020, 12.53pm

Closed areas: South Ballina Break Wall Road closed

The South Ballina Break Wall Road entrance is closed at Mobbs Bay until Wednesday 30 June 2021 due to traffic safety risks. Public vehicle access to South Break Wall is now prohibited. Walkers and cyclists can still access the closed section of road to get to the beach and break wall. Vehicles can still drive to the Mobbs Bay area within Richmond River Nature Reserve.

Please follow the directions of all signage and do not park in front of the boom gate as the area needs to be accessible for emergency service vehicles. A review of the closure will be undertaken at 30 June 2021.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Alstonville office 02 6627 0200.

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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/visit-a-park/parks/cape-byron-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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. Pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    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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