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Tyagarah Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Tyagarah Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

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    From Byron Bay:

    • Exit the M1 Pacific Highway at the Tyagarah exit and head south along Yarun Road until you come to Grays Lane. Turn left.
    • Follow Grays Lane to the end of the road, where you’ll find a carpark.
    • Please note, there is no direct exit from the Pacific Highway onto Grays Lane.

    Park entry points


    Parking is available at the carpark located at the end of Grays Lane.

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.


    Watch from the dunes and beach as humpback whale mums and their new calves pass by on their way home from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica.


    The perfect time to enjoy swimming, sunbathing and fishing on the reserve's gorgeous beach, or eating and relaxing in the picnic area.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    22°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    12°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct the change.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Tyagarah Nature Reserve


    • in the North Coast region
    • Tyagarah Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct the change.

      Buy annual pass
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    Nearby towns

    Mullumbimby (10 km)

    Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River and is overshadowed by subtropical hills.

    Byron Bay (13 km)

    Byron Bay is Australia's easternmost town and 'style capital' of the North Coast. It's a place of outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills.

    Ballina (36 km)

    Ballina is a bustling holiday town and service centre and home of the Big Prawn. It's situated at the mouth of the Richmond River, close to superb beaches.