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Wooyung Nature Reserve

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Wooyung Nature Reserve was created in March 1999. It covers an area of 87ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

Wooyung Nature Reserve is a secluded coastal reserve close to Byron Bay offering a peaceful retreat away from the crowds. You’ll find a long stretch of deserted golden beach fringed by littoral rainforest and coastal wetlands. And best of all, you’ll probably have it all to yourself.

‘Wooyung’ means ‘slow’ in the local Bundjalung language, reflecting both the significance of this place to Aboriginal people and the tranquility it brings to visitors.

Take a moment to slow down, breathe in the fresh ocean air and watch the ebb and flow of the waves crashing on Mooball Beach. Try your luck beach fishing or surfing or enjoy walking along the beach. There’s also plenty of birdlife to admire here, making it a great spot for birdwatching. And, during the winter migration season, it’s a great location for whale watching, too.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.