Arakwal National Park, Byron Bay

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  • Address: Milne Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-1300361967
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary , Wildlife Park, Wildlife Safari, Family And Kids, Nature
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About Arakwal National Park, Byron Bay

Arakwal National Park is an important part of the heritage of the local aboriginal Arakwal people that lend it their name. It is a natural haven to escape the bustling town for a few hours of quiet amidst nature. The Park includes the Tallow Beach, which is perfect for surfing and swimming. The Arkawal National Park is also home to several endangered species of plant and is a pit stop for migratory animals.

During the migratory season one can watch the humpback whales as they make their annual journey. The Arakwal National Park is located 2.3 km from Byron Bay town center and the best way to approach it is from the Cosy Corner car park and walking the rest of the way. Nature lovers will delight in the lush greenery around them and water-babies can enjoy the beach.

Arakwal National Park Information

  • Take care not to damage the flora and fauna in the park.
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Bring enough drinking water.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Bring swimwear and towels if you plan to use the beach or go swimming.
  • Always swim between the flags.
  • Please note that Tallow Beach is unpatrolled and care should be taken accordingly.

Restaurants Near Arakwal National Park

  • Top Shop
  • The Petit Snail
  • Dip
  • Il Buco

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Arakwal National Park, Byron Bay Reviews

  • Good walking paths nice little nature park good for little ankle biters to home there Steve Irwin skills on has outdoor barbies But stay on main paths dont go outback or you come across snakes Lizards. But all paths will bring you the beach

  • wild.quiet.know where you get on and off it can be a tad confusing..we came across a French girl who was hopelessly lost and her gps wasn't helping her. very beautiful though ,i think if the council tried a bit harder with signage it would be a great help..we bumped into some local boys who were having a ball, they directed us back to where we needed to beūüėČ

  • great hike with amazing views ahd access to the bottom of the waterfall. wouldn't advise for people with injuries as the hike is quite a challenge

  • Wonderful walk through to Tallow Beach

  • The walk from Wategos to the lighthouse and around to Clarks Beach and back to Wategos is a must do if you are visiting Byron

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